Jan 16, 2023

Wilmington is once again in the running to be named the nation’s top riverwalk.   Best Riverwalk is one of the contests currently underway in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, which highlight top attractions based on votes from readers. The Riverwalk snagged first place in 2014, but in 2021 and 2022 it landed in second and third places res ...

Jan 9, 2023

Report: ILM Boosts Economy By $2.5B

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 9, 2023

The Wilmington International Airport generated an estimated $2.5 billion in economic output in 2021, according to a recent N.C. Department of Transportation report.  The State of Aviation report, released on Jan. 6, crunches 2021 figures – the latest complete data available. In terms of economic output, ILM ranked fourth among the state’s other commerci ...

Jan 4, 2023

Wilmington International Airport added another nonstop route to its lineup for 2023 with a seasonal service to Boston, one of 14 nonstop destinations in the airport’s tally.   Delta Air Lines is now selling tickets for seasonal nonstop service from Wilmington to Boston Logan International Airport, which will run on weekends from May to September. It is th ...

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September 2022 Freight Market Update

Posted Sep 15, 2022

The storm has passed and a repeat of the 2021 capacity crunch is unlikely. As tender volumes hold steady between 2019 and 2021 levels, the industry is adjusting to some residual "kinks" that need to be ironed out.

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Dec 19, 2022

The longtime family-owned Blockade Runner Beach Resort is being sold, officials announced Monday.  Castle Peak Holdings, a hospitality investment and development company, is acquiring the 151-room Wrightsville Beach hotel at 275 Waynick Blvd. from Mary Baggett and her brother Bill Baggett, according to a news release.  The terms of the deal were not disclos ...

Dec 16, 2022

Fort Fisher Historic Site Transforms

By Miriah Hamrick, posted Dec 16, 2022

Construction is underway at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, where a multi-phase plan aims to erect a modern visitor center while recreating a pivotal part of the site’s past.    First up is completion of the new visitor center to replace the one constructed in Fort Fisher’s early days as a state historic site. Built in 1965, the facility is equippe ...

Dec 5, 2022

Avelo Airlines Extends Seasonal Offerings At ILM

By Miriah Hamrick, posted Dec 5, 2022

Due to strong performance at Wilmington International Airport, low-cost carrier Avelo Airlines announced an extension of its seasonal service to Fort Lauderdale, Florida as well as the return of seasonal service to Baltimore.   Avelo entered the Wilmington market in June with promotional fares as low as $39 for three nonstop routes to Baltimore, New Haven, Connectic ...

Nov 22, 2022

Amid Record Growth, ILM Prepares For Thanksgiving Travel

By Johanna F. Still, posted Nov 22, 2022

The Thanksgiving holiday makes for a historically busy travel week out of Wilmington International Airport.  In fact, it’s the busiest travel period of the year, according to ILM spokesperson Erin McNally.  “Generally, the busiest travel days are the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving as well as the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving, ...

Nov 18, 2022

Floating Museum Draws Visitors To Downtown

By Miriah Hamrick, posted Nov 18, 2022

An historic tall ship that doubles as a floating museum is docked along the Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington this weekend.   The 95-foot-long ship currently stationed at London Wharf is a replica of the Nao Trinidad, one of five ships that departed Spain in 1519 under the direction of famous explorer Ferdinand Magellan. At a time when some still thought the earth wa ...

Nov 15, 2022

ILM Lands Second Low-cost Carrier, Seasonal Route Announced

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 15, 2022

Low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines will begin a seasonal nonstop route out of Wilmington International Airport next summer.  Beginning June 2023, Sun Country Airlines will offer a nonstop seasonal route between ILM and the Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP).  Sun Country Airlines’ announcement Tuesday was part of the carrier&# ...

Nov 11, 2022

ILM Celebrates Inaugural Nonstop Flight To Fort Lauderdale

By Miriah Hamrick, posted Nov 11, 2022

Nearly 200 passengers boarded the inaugural flight from Wilmington International Airport to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Nov. 11, the fourth nonstop route offered by low-cost carrier Avelo Airlines this year.   According to airport officials, approximately 180 of the 189 seats available on the Boeing 737-800 aircraft were full. Passengers waiting at the gate for the ...

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