American expands service at ILM with year-round DC flight, summer route to Chicago


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The good news continues for Wilmington International Airport, and that could mean good news for travelers.

ILM announced today that American Airlines is expanding its service to and from the Port City. American will begin daily, year-round, non-stop service to Regan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC, in May and summer seasonal service to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD) in June. The airline offered weekend flights to DCA during the summer.

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“We have consistently heard feedback from our Business Traveler Group and community stakeholders that additional weekday non-stop flights to DCA would be beneficial. We are excited American has chosen to expand its service at ILM, with additional flight options between ILM and DCA,” Airport Director Julie Wilsey said in a news release.

The Chicago route, which American will offer daily starting in June and running through Labor Day, will be the second between the Port City and the Windy City. Just last month the airport announced United Airlines would begin flights to ORD and Washington’s Dulles Airport next year (IAD).

Earlier this year American also announced service between Wilmington and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) during the holidays. The airline already offers service to Charlotte (CLT), New York-LaGuardia (LGA) and Philadelphia (PHL).

Delta Air Lines offers non-stop service between Wilmington and Atlanta (ATL).

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