More federal money available for Wilmington-New Castle airport thanks to number of boarded commercial flights

30 Nov 2021


The Delaware River and Bay Authority on Tuesday announced the Wilmington–New Castle Airport (ILG) had achieved "Primary Commercial Service Airport" (CSA) status after surpassing 10,000 commercial flight boardings in 2021. 

Meeting the federal "enplanements" criteria for the year means ILG is now associated with primary airports and will be granted a minimum annual federal entitlement of $1 million--an $850,000 net increase for the airport, according to officials on November 30, 2021. It had previously been designated a "General Aviation Reliever Airport" and was eligible for $150,000. 

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