Print
Hospitality

ILM To ILG: Avelo Airlines Launches New Nonstops To Delaware, Increased Service To New Haven

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 20, 2023
Beginning June 22, Avelo Airlines will offer biweekly service from Wilmington International Airport to Delaware’s Wilmington Airport (ILG). (Photo by Bruce Snyder/Courtesy of Avelo Airlines)
Avelo Airlines announced the addition of a seventh nonstop destination at Wilmington International Airport (ILM) on Thursday. Beginning June 22, the airline will offer service to Wilmington’s counterpart in Delaware: Wilmington Airport (ILG).
 
Located about 40 miles from Philadelphia, the new destination was billed as an easy alternative to flights into Philadelphia International Airport in a press release announcing the service. The airport also provides access to other Delaware Valley destinations, including southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and the northeastern shore of Maryland.
 
Introductory rates for one-way fares to Delaware’s Wilmington Airport start at $29, if flights are booked by May 1 and completed by Sept. 6. The biweekly service at ILM will operate on Thursday and Sunday afternoons using a 189-seat Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft.
 
Wilmington, Delaware, brings Wilmington International Airport’s total number of nonstop destinations to 17, of which seven are provided by low-cost carrier Avelo.
 
“We’re excited for more nonstops and more choices for travelers. Avelo’s service at ILM will result in a nearly 35% growth in enplanements in the coming year,” airport director Jeff Bourk said in the release. Enplanement refers to the number of passengers flying out, or boarding aircraft, for other destinations. It is a common metric used to measure airport performance.
 
Just last month, Avelo announced new nonstop service to Florida destinations Tampa and West Palm Beach, which also commences in June. Rapidly expanding service out of ILM makes it the largest non-base operator in Avelo’s network of 43 airports.
 
In the release, Avelo’s chairman and CEO Andrew Levy described the new route connecting North Carolina’s Wilmington with Delaware’s Wilmington as part of the airline’s commitment to the coastal North Carolina market.
 
“This new route to the Wilmington/Philadelphia area exemplifies our ongoing commitment to bringing Avelo’s low fares, industry-leading reliability and caring service to coastal North Carolina’s travelers. Getting to the four-state Delaware Valley region is now easier than ever,” Levy said.
 
Avelo first tapped the local market in June with nonstop service to New Haven, Connecticut, and Orlando plus seasonal nonstop service to Baltimore. Included in Thursday’s announcement was the airline’s decision to increase flights to Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) to four times per week, with service operating on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Untitleddesign2 9202334730

Investing in the Health of Our Communities, for Today and the Future

Novant Health - New Hanover Regional Medical Center Novant Health
Burrus rob headshot 300x300

UNCW CSB’s 42nd Annual Business Week: Business Students Reflect on Their “Why”

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington
Gretchen roberts 2021

Are You Protected from Employee Theft?

Gretchen Roberts - Red Bike Advisors

Trending News

City Of Wilmington Hires Carson As DEI Director

Staff Reports - May 21, 2024

A Topsail Island Estate Fetches Record-setting $4.5M

Cece Nunn - May 21, 2024

Noodles & Company Opens First Wilmington Location This Week

Emma Dill - May 21, 2024

Martin Named Executive Director Of Battleship North Carolina

Staff Reports - May 21, 2024

Wilmington, Myrtle Beach Top PODS List Of Most Moved-to Cities For Second Year

Emma Dill - May 20, 2024

In The Current Issue

Half Marathon Takes Whole Race State Title

The top half marathon in each state was crowned based on nearly 20,000 votes from runners across the country....


Restaurants Serve More Outdoor Space

Outdoor dining spaces add another dimension to dining in the Port City and, in some cases, take a restaurant’s brand to new heights. ...


Info Junkie: Adam Isley

Adam Isley, founder of a spatial medtech applications and experiences company Artemis Immersive, shares his top tech and info picks....

Book On Business

The 2024 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2024 Power Breakfast: The Next Season