United Airlines to offer nonstop service between Newark and N.C. beginning in February

United Airlines said Monday it is beginning new nonstop service between Wilmington International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, beginning Feb. 11.

The nonstop flights will operate twice daily on United’s CRJ-550, the world’s first 50-seat regional aircraft designed to offer first class seats and amenities. The plane’s configuration maximizes customer comfort and has revolutionized the regional flying experience with features like:

  • 10 seats in United First, 20 seats in Economy Plus and 20 economy seats;
  • Space for every customer to bring a roller bag on board;
  • A self-serve refreshment center for United First customers;
  • More overall legroom;
  • Inflight with United Wi-Fi; and
  • Complimentary personal device entertainment service.

“Our community has long desired nonstop service to Newark for many years, and we are thankful that United has chosen to provide this service,” stated Gary Broughton, Wilmington’s interim airport director. “The New York area is a top market for ILM, inbound and outbound, and we look forward to seeing strong community support for this new route.”

“The economic vitality and growth of Wilmington, North Carolina, is something that United is proud to support,” said Ankit Gupta, senior vice president of domestic planning and United Express. “These new routes will connect fliers from Wilmington to one of United’s busiest international hubs, making it easier not only to travel to more than 50 cities in the U.S., but also opening up access to exciting destinations in Europe, Africa and beyond.”