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Wilmington International Airport

Wilmington International Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerNew Hanover County, North Carolina
OperatorWilmington Airport Authority
ServesWilmington, North Carolina
LocationWrightsboro, North Carolina
Elevation10 m (32 ft)

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:This airport is in North Carolina, for the airport formerly known as "Wilmington Airport" in Delaware see New Castle Airport

Wilmington International Airport , sometimes known as the New Hanover County International Airport, is a public airport located just north of Wilmington, North Carolina, in unincorporated Wrightsboro, Cape Fear Township, New Hanover County.

In 2009, the airport served over 800,000 passengers. The airport has two runways and a single terminal which has eight gates. The airport is also home to three fixed base operations (FBO's) which currently house over 100 private aircraft. There is also a 24-hour US Customs ramp for international flights wishing to stop at the airport. The separate terminal was built to serve the 3,200 international flights that land each year (private or charter). The airport's location on the coast, halfway between NYC and Miami, makes it a desirable and less busy entry point to the country.

In March 2006, ILM received $6.3 million from both NC and the federal government to resurface runway 6/24, which has been untouched in nearly 30 years. In addition to the resurfacing, a new Instrument Landing System will be built for the runway. The airport authority at ILM is hoping the renovations will attract more commercial and international business to the area.

Wilmington International Airport is owned by New Hanover County, North Carolina. The airport is leased to the Wilmington Airport Authority for $1 per year and expires in 2019. The current airport manager is Jon Rosborough, elected in 2001. The Wilmington Airport Authority has five board members: chairman Paul G. Burton, vice chairman Robert S. Rippy, secretary John D. Lennon, Dr. Charles R. Kays and Harry W. Stovall, III.

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