On Oct. 7, American Airlines will offer bus service from Wilmington Airport to Philadelphia International.

American to start bus service between Wilmington, Philly

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

American Airlines, the dominant carrier  at Philadelphia International Airport, on Oct. 7 will launch a service where passengers can park and clear security at Wilmington Airport and ride a bus to the Philadelphia airport. With this arrangement, American says it will be the only U.S. airline serving all 50 states. American and and The Landline Co. in 2022 began offering the …

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Avelo to announce service expansion to tropics Thursday

Betsy PriceBusiness, RSS-Business

Where will Avelo Airlines go next? We’ll know Thursday with the airlines makes an announcement about two new tropical destinations from the Wilmington Airport. The airlines now serves the airport with two Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft, with nonstop flights to 13 destinations in five Southeast states. Avelo officials will gather with Delaware politicians and Delaware River and Bay Authority representatives …

Trevor Yealy, head of Avelo's strategy & planning, announces the airline's expansion at ILG. (Jarek Rutz/Delaware LIVE News)

Avelo Airlines to add 9 routes, 4 states in June

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Business

Avelo Airlines was supposed to start expanding its destinations from Wilmington Airport in a year or two, but instead, it nearly tripled its routes in less than 90 days of service.  Local, state and airline officials held a press conference Thursday morning to announce that the airline is adding nine new nonstop destinations spanning five states: Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, …

Avelo Airlines's success authorizes Wilmington Airport for more federal funding. (Bruce Snyder/Avelo Airlines)

Wilmington Airport growth yields $850,000 more from U.S.

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

The resumption of passenger service at Wilmington Airport, with Avelo Airlines flying to and from five Florida destinations, means that the airport qualifies for $850,000 more in federal funding. The airport “will programmatically be able to assume an annual federal entitlement of $1 million,” according to its owner-operator, the Delaware River and Bay Authority. As a General Aviation Reliever Airport, …

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Avelo Airlines to open Wilmington base, 5 routes to Florida

Charles MegginsonHeadlines, Business

Low-cost carrier Avelo Airlines is betting big on New Castle’s Wilmington Airport (ILG), announcing a new east coast base with five destinations. The base will begin operations in February. Destinations include: Orlando (MCO) — Special Inaugural Flight Wednesday, February 1, 2023 — Effective February 3, 2023 — Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays Fort Lauderdale (FLL) — Effective February 2, 2023 – …