ILM lands D.C. as airline destination

U.S. Airways has finally set a date to start its non-stop flight from ILM. to Washington, D.C.

Starting the first of August, a turbo-prop aircraft carrying 37 passengers will leave Reagan International Airport in the morning, bound for the Port City. After a short layover in Wilmington, the flight will return to the nation's capital.

The direct flight will not operate on Saturdays, but passengers can catch the Sunday flight, which will leave Wilmington leave around 7:00 p.m. This new flight gives ILM direct service to three of the airport's top five travel destinations: New York, Atlanta, and Washington. Airport officials are working on another flight that will connect Wilmington to Chicago.