Wilmington International Airport sees record number of travelers in 2017

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Passengers at Wilmington International Airport (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you flew out of Wilmington International Airport in 2017 you were one of thousands that help make ILM have a banner year.

The airport once again saw an increase in travel in 2017 which set passenger records two years in a row.

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During 2017, there were 420,571 enplanements and 416,018 deplanements at ILM; totaling 836,589 passengers.

In 2016, there were 411,399 enplanements and 406,497 deplanements at ILM; totaling 817,896 passengers. In 2015, there were 386,034 enplanements and 383,775 deplanements at ILM; totaling 769,809 passengers.

ILM saw an increase in demand during the spring months, overlapping with the Wells Fargo golf tournament, as well as in October. “We are pleased to have another record setting year at ILM and look forward to continued growth in 2018.” stated Julie Wilsey, Airport Director.

As of 2018, there will be service between ILM and 8 non-stop destinations; including 7 hubs and 6 international gateways. ILM recently announced United Airlines will begin non-stop service between ILM and Chicago, as well as between ILM and Washington-Dulles. The new service starts April 9.

American Airlines is also expanding service at ILM this year, with non-stop service between ILM and Washington-National as well as seasonal service between ILM and Chicago O’Hare as well as ILM and Dallas Fort Worth.