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Taking Flight

Wilmington Airport’s Avelo adds eight destinations, expects to fly 100,000 customers this summer.

Last week Avelo Airlines inaugurated the largest air service expansion in Wilmington Airport (ILG) history as the first flights took off for eight new nonstop destinations. With a record-shattering 100,000 travelers projected to arrive and depart this summer on Avelo flights, ILG is emerging as a travel-friendly alternative to Philadelphia International Airport.

The eight new destinations are Charleston, SC; Daytona Beach, FL; Greenville-Spartanburg, SC; Myrtle Beach, SC; Nashville, TN; Raleigh, NC; Savannah, GA; and Wilmington, NC. Customers can make reservations at

Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Cook said, “With the kickoff of Avelo’s service to eight new destinations today, Wilmington Airport now offers nonstop flights to 13 destinations, the most in the history of our airport. Our focus is to be the airport of choice for people in Delaware, South Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland who seek low fares, quality service and a convenient airport experience.”

Avelo was founded with a vision to help its customers save money and time. Since taking flight on April 28, 2021, Avelo has flown more than 2.5 million Customers on over 20,000 flights. Avelo debuted at ILG on February 1, 2023, with flights to five nonstop Florida destinations: Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Orlando (MCO), Tampa (TPA), and West Palm Beach (PBI).

Avelo employs approximately 100 crewmembers at its ILG base, including pilots, flight attendants, airport crew members, aircraft maintenance technicians and supervisors. Avelo is currently hiring additional crew members for a variety of ILG-based roles. Candidates can learn more about Avelo career opportunities by visiting

Avelo offers several unbundled travel-enhancing options that give customers the flexibility to pay for what they value, including priority boarding, checked bags, carry-on overhead bags and bringing a pet in the cabin. Also, the 15 American-made Boeing 737 jets Avelo flies offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the small regional aircraft currently operating at most of the airports Avelo serves.

Customers who value an advance seat assignment can choose from several modestly priced seating options, including seats with extra leg room, as well as pre-reserved window and aisle seating. One third of seats on Avelo aircraft are available for customers who appreciate the comfort of extra legroom.

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