NEW THIS MORNING: ILM to add direct flight to NYC


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Submitted: Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:39am
Updated: Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:16pm
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By Adam Wagner
adam.wagner@starnewsonline.com

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — Wilmington International Airport is adding a third nonstop flight to New York City, at least for the summer.

Delta will add a seasonal early afternoon flight to LaGuardia Airport beginning April 8 and possibly lasting until October, Jon Rosborough, the airport’s executive director, said Tuesday.

Ridership on the two existing flights to New York is about 64 percent, lower than airport officials would like, and they are optimistic that the additional flight will help draw more travelers.

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3 Comments

  • Vog46 says:

    64% is a money losing flight so I would think they’d have to cut these flights unless overall air travel out of ILM picks up.
    Trying the third flight is interesting, but may be the straw that broke the camels back so to speak.

    Vog

  • Guest Reply says:

    Maybe this will help stimulate the housing market here…again ;-)
    Why not a flight to (i.e.) Dallas/Miami or St.Louis…or etc?
    Click here to read more from the Bugtussle Gazette, if you need advice after moving here with help from non-stop flights from New York.
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  • Mr.T says:

    great to see good things happening at ILM! The past few years I have found travel to NY, Atlanta,Ft. Lauderdale and Detroit very easy and less expensive out of Myrtle Beach on Spirit. I wish ILM could support a discount carrier. I don’t find Delta service any better at a higher price. I find Spirit to be on time, planes full, and maybe I’m lucky but never had a bad experience with them.

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