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Wilmington International Airport

Allegiant jet makes emergency landing at ILM

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An Allegiant Air jet heading from Florida to New York made an emergency landing in Wilmington after the pilot got a warning light. Full story...
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ILM tests emergency plan through mass casualty exercise

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Several New Hanover County and Wilmington agencies participated in the response. About 50 people volunteered to be victims of the simulated plane crash, which caught on fire and separated on the tarmac at ILM. The victims role played, each assigned different injuries. Full story...
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WWAY's Marcy Cuevas looks back at covering 9/11, changes since

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video When terrorists attacked on our own soil, reaction was immediate. Shock. Anger. Confusion. Even though Southeastern North Carolina is hundreds of miles away from the sites of the carnage, the effect rippled through our area. "Good Morning Carolina" anchor Marcy Cuevas was a reporter here at WWAY NewsChannel 3 that day. She looks back on September 11, 2001, and how it continues to affect so many. Full story...
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ILM gets $6.5 million for infrastructure

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The trip between the runway and the terminal at Wilmington International Airport should soon be a little smoother thanks to some help from the federal government. Full story...
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FAA shutdown over; workers, airport grants back

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The end to a national shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration means that more than 75,000 FAA and construction workers can get back to work. Full story...
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FAA shutdown could cost ILM projects, jobs

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video A partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is having an effect on our airport. As time goes by before Congress passes a bill to end the shutdown, big projects at Wilmington International are in jeopardy. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Plane makes safe emergency landing at ILM

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Airport director Jon Rosborough says the pilot could not get the landing gear of his Cessna 182 to go down during a flight from Harnett County to Jacksonville. Full story...
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Strong storms cause power outages across the region

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Quick developing storms caused power outages across the Cape Fear, causing Wilmington International Airport to use emergency backup generators. Full story...
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Travelers fly nonstop to Chicago from ILM

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Wilmington International Airport now offers daily nonstop flights to Chicago. Saturday was the first day this new flight flew in and out of ILM. Full story...
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Plane headed to ILM crashes near Jacksonville killing two

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video Federal investigators are looking into what caused a small plane in route to Wilmington to crash this afternoon, killing two people. Full story...
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First class service coming to ILM

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Paying more to fly out of Wilmington could actually get you something in a few months. US Airways says it is bringing first class to its US Airways Express flights that service airports like Wilmington International. Full story...
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Plane crash victim identified as Winston-Salem doctor

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Investigators are trying to determine what caused a small plane to crash into a home in High Point, killing the pilot and the passenger. Full story...
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American Eagle adding flights between ILM and Chicago O'Hare

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American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will fly two daily round-trip flights between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Wilmington International Airport beginning July 2. The new service will be operated with 44-seat Embraer jets. Full story...
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ILM exploring direct flight to Chicago

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In two weeks, nonstop flights to Washington, D.C. will be introduced on the weekends. Another nonstop flight to Chicago is still in the works - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. “We always go to our existing carriers first. If they don’t express interest, then we go to other carriers and try to get them interested,” Rosborough said of the process of getting a Chicago flight. Full story...
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Wilmington gets non-stop flight to DC

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US Airways has announced a direct flight from Wilmington International Airport to Reagan National Airport serving Washington, D.C. - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Full story...
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