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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TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – January 25, 2024

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A ship collision protection is among the capital projects planned by the Delaware River and Bay Authority. (Delaware River and Bay Authority)

Expanded Wilmington Airport among DRBA’s $132.7M capital plan

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Government, Headlines

  The Delaware River and Bay Authority will spend $6.6 million to improve and expand the Wilmington Airport terminal, according to its five-year capital investment plan. That is one of 120 major improvement projects costing $132.7 million at the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, the Forts Ferry, the Millville Executive Airport, the Cape May Airport, the Delaware Air …

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Avelo adds Puerto Rico, Sarasota flights from Wilmington

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Avelo Airlines will start flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico and Sarasota, Florida, from Wilmington in November. The addition to Avelo’s 13 current destinations was the focus of a festive announcement Thursday on the Wilmington Airport’s tarmac. “No surprises here,” said Delaware River & Bay Authority Deputy Director Stephen Williams to the large crowd gathered Thursday morning. The airlines already …

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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, …

TSD Review April 6

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – April 6, 2023

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Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community She wanted to help. Now Wingmom serves 5,000 clients Ministry of Caring to cut 3 Wilm. housing program St. Georges Bridge to close, starting Tuesday, for 18 months Del. plans giant statue of Aubrey Plaza’s April Ludgate Kalmar Nyckel center unveils painting of ship’s last …

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 – …

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Low-cost carrier Avelo to begin flying out of New Castle

Charles MegginsonBusiness, Headlines

Since June, Delaware has been the only state in the country with no scheduled passenger airline service. That’s about to change. Ultra-low-cost carrier Avelo Airlines plans to begin commercial service out of New Castle’s Wilmington Airport in late 2022, according to an agreement between the airline and the Delaware River and Bay Authority, which operates the airport. It’s not clear …