Airport Amenities

The Wilmington International Airport offers hassle-free business and leisure travel.  ILM reflects its community with many unique amenities and convenient features such as:

Art Gallery:  The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) and the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County have an unique collaboration; showcasing the arts in Southeastern NC.  ILM has dedicated a space in the airport as a gallery which showcases many of the talented local artists.  The Arts Council determines the show’s theme(s) and curates the art exhibition quarterly.

Putting Green:  Installed to welcome the PGA golf tournament, the putting green area in ILM was a quick hit with locals and visitors alike.  Whether waiting for a loved one or your luggage, travelers can practice their putt before hitting one of the many beautiful and world renowned courses in the area!

Historical Area:  A section of the airport, next to the Art Gallery, features a historical mural and a Curtiss-Wright Dehmel P-3 Instrument Trainer.  Invented by Richard C Dehmel, PhD in the late 1930’s, this instrument training device was among the earliest electronic flight trainers used on a large scale. It allowed pilots to learn how to fly aircraft without ever leaving the ground.  The historical Wells Fargo Community Mural showcases the Wilmington community’s legacy, diversity, and honors the past upon which the community was founded

Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame:  The GWSOH honors people who, by their excellence in the world of sport, have brought recognition and esteem to themselves and the Greater Wilmington area. Honorees are selected annually from athletes, coaches and other persons with significant impact on the history and advancement of athletes in the Wilmington area. Plaques showcasing the inductees, from 2005-present, adorn the walls in ILM airport, alongside the baggage claim and rental car areas.

Car Seat Checks:  If you’re traveling with little ones, you can conveniently check the safety of your car seat before leaving the airport and heading to your final destination. The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is first airport in the state of NC to have a permanent checking station on-site.  This program is offered as a courtesy, free of charge, to travelers and the community.   ILM Technicians are certified to help safely and correctly install car seats.  Hours of Operation are: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon: 5am-1pm and Tues, Wed, Thurs: 5am-1pm, 4pm-12a.  In the event a flight is delayed past midnight, car seat checking hours will be extended past midnight to provide service. Appointments aren’t necessary, but the firefighters always appreciate a heads up. 910.341.4336.

Pet Area:  Travelers need the best services possible and when you have your pets traveling with you we provide a designated area for the comfort of your traveling pet. The areas are on the left and right of the airport entrance in the grass area. Please note, pets are not allowed inside the terminal, unless they are service animals.

Skycap:  Skycaps service is available for most flights.  For more information, call (910) 762-3985

Baggage Carts 
Baggage carts are available for rent in the Baggage Claim area.  Please see the SmartCarte vending machine located on the back wall of the Baggage Claim area.

Lounge & Restaurant

  • Arrivals Lounge is located pre-security and serves coffee, sandwiches, grab-and-go items, and small gifts. 7 days/week: 8a- 7p
  • Radar Bar and Jet Stream Burger Bar are located just beyond the TSA security point. Grabbing a quick bite or a beverage before you fly out of ILM? Leave with one last local experience.  Jet Stream Burgers & Radar Bar features local craft beers from around the Wilmington and Carolina Beach areas, such as brews from Bills Front Porch Brewing and Good Hops Brewing Co. Enjoy made-to-order pizza and several other options in a sit-down restaurant. 7 days/week: 4:45am-last departing flight
  • Boarding Time Burritos, located in the gate area. Offers made-to-order burritos along with a full service bar. 7 days/week: 4:45am-last departing flight

Wi-Fi:  Complementary Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal for your traveling pleasure and use.

Baby Changing Tables:  Family rooms are available in the rest room areas, located both pre- and post-security.

Electronic Charging Stations:  Electronic charging stations are located in the gate area.  Please look for the seats that have outlets accompanying them.

ATM Machines:  Two BB&T ATM Machines are located in airport.  The pre-security ATM is located by the mail boxes behind the Information Desk.  The post-security ATM is located on the right-hand side after entering the gate area.

US Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS
For mail drop off services, please find the drop boxes located behind the Information Desk in the main terminal.

Lost and Found:  For information on Lost and Found items, please call (910) 341-4336.