ILM Airport Director retiring

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Submitted: Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:27am
Updated: Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:42pm

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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5 Comments on "ILM Airport Director retiring"

2015 years 8 months ago

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.

2015 years 8 months ago

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.

2015 years 8 months ago

Now maybe we can get Southwest here.

2015 years 8 months ago

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.

2015 years 8 months ago

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