ILM Airport Director retiring

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington International Airport is losing the man who piloted the airport for the past 16 years.

It was announced at today's board meeting that Airport Director Jon Rosborough is retiring in December. The recruiting process to find his replacement is underway.

The board will review resumes over the next few months. Rosborough plans to spend more time with his family, including six grandchildren.

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southwest isnt that good anymore. its gotten more expensive than other carriers.

Now maybe we can get Southwest here.

He has lobbied Southwest to fly here, but to no avail. ILM isn't big enough in terms of passenger count to justify the route. Plus, ILM is in close proximity to RDU where Southwest does fly.

No unless his retirement bring 1 million more people into the ILM catchment area. Southwest doesn't market in an are this small and who the director is isn't changing that model.

I have to disagree with you on this. I have talked to people at Southwest (company I work for does work with them) and they have been interested in going into ILM. However, they have to be asked by the airport to come here and ILM has not offer them a slot.