Wilmington airport (ILM)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Wilmington International Airport, opened on May 30, 1928, serves the city of the same name and part of the state of North Carolina. It basically operates with domestic flights inside the east area of the country.

Official Website: flyilm.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Airlines: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines.
Annual passenger traffic: 1.1 million passengers went through it in 2019.
Tel: +1 910 341 4125. E-mail: [email protected]. Information desk inside the central lobby.


The airport is located 5 km (3 miles) northeast from Wilmington's business district.

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What services does Wilmington airport (ILM) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, postboxes, plugs for electric devices and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- Coffee shop in the Arrivals area, two restaurants and bars post-security.
Shopping- Gifts and accessories in the Departures Hall.
Baggage- Carts for rent in the baggage reclaim area. For enquiries about lost property, call Tel +1 910 341 4336 or send an e-mail to [email protected].
Other Services- Baby changing facilities, art gallery, golf, rocking chairs.


Public and private transportation

Ride-sharing - Lyft and Uber pick their passengers up outside the central lobby.

Bus - Wave Transit (Tel +1 910 343 0106) operates line 207 to the city centre, Cape Fear Community College, CFCC North Campus and Laney High Scholl on weekdays from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, with a frequency of 60 minutes. The fare is USD2.00. More information

Taxi - There are several operators outside the Arrivals area of the terminal, among them: A Taxi (Tel +1 910 208 9075), A&B Transportation (Tel +1 910 232 3243), Abe's Taxi (Tel +1 910 409 0727), Able Taxi (Tel +1 910 604 8358), All About Taxi, Angel's Taxi (Tel +1 910 796 8956), C.A.R. Airport Transportation, CJ's Taxi (Tel +1 910 262 1284), Crystal Blue Taxi (Tel +1 910 465 9100), Madaa Taxi, O'Keefe's Safe Ride Taxi. The trip to the city centre takes around 15 minutes.


Car rental agencies

There are car rental counters next to the terminal's main entrance.

Alamo/Enterprise/National (Tel +1 910 254 9503 - Monday to Saturday from 6:00 am to 0:30 am, Sunday from 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Avis (Tel +1 910 763 1993 - Sunday to Friday from 8:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +1 910 763 5646 - Sunday to Friday from 8:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Dollar/Thrifty (Tel +1 910 343 1411 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +1 910 762 1010 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)


Parking services at Wilmington airport (ILM)

Inside the enclosure, there are several parking options. The first 30 minutes are free. There is also a free area for passenger pickup (Cell Phone Lot). More information: Tel +1 910 762 3985. Rates

Hourly - Directly across from the terminal.
Daily/Standard Daily/North Daily - Situated behind the previous area.
Economy Daily - Budget car park to the side of the main building, only with credit or debit cards.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Access ramps, reserved parking spaces and relief areas for service animals are available. Inform your airline about any special requirements when making your reservation.

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Latest updates: March 21, 2020