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Useful things to know about Wilmington Airport

  • Wilmington is the largest city in the small state of Delaware
  • The city was originally founded by Swedes in 1638 becoming the capital of New Sweden
  • The Dutch then took it over calling the area New Netherlands before the British arrived
  • The British renamed it after Spencer Compton, the Earl of Wilmington, the British prime minister

Wilmington Airport Mini Guide

Wilmington Airport, which has the unique international airport code ILM, serves the city of Wilmington in North Carolina. The airport was originally named Bluethenthal Field airport in memory of a fallen First World War pilot who was also a star American football player, he was the first man from North Carolina to die in the war. Car hire from Wilmington Airport is ideal for tourists who want to visit the beautiful coast of North Carolina while with one of our low cost rental vehicles you are not far away from the cities of Miami or New York. Use our unlimited mileage offer and arrange to make a one way journey if this appeals to you.

Wilmington Airport

Just under one million passengers use the airport on an annual basis, which is also known as the New Hanover County International Airport. This is a modestly sized public facility which has eight passenger gates operating out of one terminal and two runways. Customers can make the short drive south to the city of Wilmington and use their vehicle to explore the surrounding unincorporated area of Wrightsboro and New Hanover County. The airport is also close to the Cape Fear Township.

While most of the flight services are regional the airport does have suitable customs facilities for international flights. In terms of private flights there are a number of fixed base operations and there are various charter services too. Interestingly Wilmington Airport is an emergency airfield for NASA should anything goes wrong during one of their space shuttle launches.

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Delaware is a tiny state in America’s northeast but there’s plenty to do in the region. By far the best way to get around is to hire a car at Wilmington Airport. If you want to save time and money then book with Rhino. Here you can select the vehicle that best suits your needs from a large range and pre-book your car hire at Wilmington Airport together with any extras you may want such as snow chains for driving in the winter months.
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