Expressing delight at linking Wilmington, and the white sand beaches of the Cape Fear Coast, with American Airline’s cornerstone Chicago hub: New Hanover County Chairman Jonathan Barfield; Paige Teel, Manager Business Development & Sales at American Eagle Airlines and Dale Morris, Managing Director, American Airlines; and Bill Saffo, Mayor of Willmington, watched (far right) by Jon Rosborough Wilmington Airport director.
Dale Morris, Managing Director, American Airlines, leads Wilmington’s civic leaders in the ribbon cutting.
- American Eagle, the regional subsidiary of American Airlines, added a new destination to its network on 2 July. The airline now flies to Wilmington, NC (ILM) from its Chicago O’Hare (ORD) hub. The 1,225-kilometre route is operated twice-daily with 44-seat ERJ140 aircraft. Other airlines serving Wilmington are US Airways (Charlotte, Philadelphia, New York LaGuardia and Washington Reagan), Delta (Atlanta) and Allegiant Air (Orlando Sanford).