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Wilmington International Airport

American Airlines bankruptcy may limit future flights at ILM

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video AMR says the bankruptcy filing won't affect flight schedules for American Airlines, American Eagle and its other subsidiaries. That's good news for Wilmington International Airport. Nearly five months ago American flew out of ILM for the first time. Now, the airport is dealing with news of the airline's bankruptcy. On top of that, all the small regional jets that fly out of ILM will soon be phased out. Full story...
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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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