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Is there any news about getting daily direct flights to Washington, D.C., reinstated at ILM?

Caitlin Dineen
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At this time, there are no definitive plans to reinstate the daily direct flights the airport has lost between Washington, D.C. and Wilmington International Airport (ILM).

It’s not from lack of trying though. Leaders at the airport are constantly talking to and courting airlines as part of continued efforts to reinstate the popular direct flight, among other top destinations.

As it stands right now, the flights aren’t completely gone, said Gary Broughton, the airport’s director of operations.

June 5 was the day ILM fliers lost one of two nonstop flights offered to the nation’s capital via Reagan International Airport (DCA).

The cut was the result of the merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways. When federal officials signed off on that merger, the new airline lost 52 flight slots into and out off DCA.

Until June 19 the airport will still have one nonstop daily flight to DCA. After that, the airport will only have a nonstop seasonal weekend service to DCA, said an American spokesman. Airline officials have not yet defined what a “seasonal” flight is.

“As part of our air service development efforts, we would certainly like to expand and add additional service and have made this a priority,” said Broughton.


Will Allegiant or another airline offer service from ILM to Orlando in the near future?

How do I apply for the TSA’s precheck service at Wilmington’s airport?

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