ILM Nets Nonstop Service To Miami

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 13, 2023
American Airlines has announced the addition of a new nonstop route out of Wilmington International Airport to Miami. (Photo courtesy American Airlines)
Wilmington International Airport has finally landed a nonstop route to Miami – a coveted destination airport officials had been eyeing for years. 

Thursday morning, American Airlines announced it would add the new nonstop route beginning Nov. 11. 

American Airlines is ILM’s largest carrier, and Miami marks its eighth nonstop destination. It also offers nonstop routes to Philadelphia; LaGuardia Airport in New York; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Charlotte; and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas. 

The legacy carrier’s decision to add a new unserved route to ILM’s rolls comes as the airport has experienced a wave of new services and carriers. Last summer, ILM saw its first low-cost carrier, Avelo Airlines, enter the market. A second low-cost carrier, Sun Country Airlines, kicked off flights out of ILM in June. Each of the new carriers added new unserved routes to ILM’s offerings, predominantly targeting leisure travelers. 

Prior to the entrance of Avelo and Sun Country, ILM served a predominantly business market through its legacy carriers, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Airport director Jeff Bourk said in a release that the new American flight to Miami will cater to business travelers and vacationers.

“We’re excited that American Airlines, ILM’s largest carrier, is adding a new nonstop to a top unserved city. Business travelers and vacationers can now conveniently fly nonstop to Miami as well as easily connect to numerous destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean,” he said. “It’s tremendous to see the growth in seat capacity and addition of flights at ILM.”

The ILM-Miami International Airport nonstop will depart ILM at 6:20 a.m. and arrive at 7:50 a.m. on Saturdays. On return flights, the dual-class Embraer E175 aircraft will depart Miami at 7:30 p.m. and arrive in Wilmington at 9 p.m. Flights go on sale July 16. 

“With more nonstop destinations than any other airline from ILM, American is delighted to offer local residents the most convenient access to all that Miami has to offer and one-stop access to the largest network of destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean,” American Airlines director of short-haul network planning, Philippe Puech, said in the release. 
Ico insights



Common Mistakes HOA Boards Should Avoid

Dave Orr - Community Association Management Services
Bovio ernie ceo 240207 head 712412398

Investing in the Health of Our Communities, for Today and the Future

Ernie Bovio - New Hanover Regional Medical Center Novant Health
Burrus rob headshot 300x300

Propel Your Finance Career with UNCW’s Newly Announced STEM Designated, Face-to-Face Delivery of M.S. in Finance & Investment Management

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington

Trending News

Area's Film Industry Inspires Set-jetting

Cece Nunn - Jul 19, 2024

Artist Navigates Evolving Business

Samantha Kupiainen - Jul 19, 2024

State Of The Art

Emory Rakestraw - Jul 19, 2024

City Leaders Vote Down $16M Bid, Declare Parking Deck Surplus

Emma Dill - Jul 17, 2024

CFCC Making Progress On Health, Human Services Center

Beth A. Klahre - Jul 18, 2024

In The Current Issue

Info Junkie: Isabelle Shepherd

The interim executive director of Historic Wilmington Foundation, Isabelle Shepherd, shares her top info and tech picks....

Artist Navigates Evolving Business

The Wilmington-based artist and illustrator has been in the art business since 1982 when he started as a freelance illustrator with his loca...

State Of The Art

Local arts community officials describe the anticipated five-year growth of arts and business throughout the region as significant....

Book On Business

The 2024 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!



2024 Power Breakfast: The Next Season