Wilmington Airport officials and Frontier Airlines representatives recognized the 200,000th passenger to use the airport facility on June 20, marking a new record for the first 11 months of commercial service at the regional airport. The recognition ceremony took place inside the airport's passenger terminal building at 11 a.m.
Kathy Clark of Lombard, Ill., was awarded a $500 Frontier Airlines gift card and other promotional items. Clark flew east with her daughter, Kaitlin; nieces Whitley Grant and Simone Jones; and close family friend Ashley Lindsey to visit colleges and universities. The Chicago-area high school juniors toured five campuses, including Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and Harvard University.
All travelers on Flight 383, bound for Chicago-Midway Airport, received a gift bag containing a hat, lanyard, and a snack pack of chocolates. Frontier Airlines’ Airbus A320, which departed on time at 12:35 p.m., was sold out.
The A320, 168-seat aircraft is the largest to serve ILG for more than 25 years. The recognition of the 200,000th passenger to use Wilmington Airport demonstrates Frontier’s success as an ultra-low-cost carrier and the potential for growth of the regional airports in congested metro markets.