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ILM lands $2.4 million in federal funds

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Millions of dollars in federal funds is headed to ILM. Wilmington International airport has received $2.4 million for infrastructure improvements. Specifically, the funds will be used for storm water upgrades and install a pipe system to accommodate future development of the general aviation area. Construction of the storm water project will start this fall.      

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The airport is already a great, new place to fly into our out of

Why do we need more money for future growth? There is not enough flights and the prices are WAY TOO HIGH! Find a way to bring down the ticket prices before expanding our improving the current facility.

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"the funds will be used for storm water upgrades and install a pipe system to accommodate future development of the general aviation area." Point is they got money for it so they don't have to pay for it themselves and raise ticket prices (which I believe the Airlines are responsible for anyway).

Largely, the airlines are

Largely, the airlines are NOT responsible for the extreme pricing in this area... an airport makes money (in part) by charging "landing fees" to airlines that use the facility, as well as other menial fees. Last I remember, the landing fees that ILM charged airlines were somewhere to the tune of 10 times higher than RDU or Greensboro.