How Many Airports are There in Delaware?
Delaware is one of the smallest U.S. states. Its size, Northeast location, and mountain landscape result in a small number of airports in the state, the majority of which are specialized in general aviation. There are 11 public and 19 private airports in Delaware. The state has 12 heliports as well.
All commercial airports are classified as non-hubs, with Wilmington Airport (ILG) being the biggest one. All airports are well-maintained and provide a wide range of services to private fliers, including hangars for parking and maintenance.
Delaware aims at the development of its airports and attracting pilots and passengers to take private or charter flights. Many taxes usually imposed on aircraft/pilots are absent in Delaware. Meanwhile, airports are usually well-equipped and maintained, providing a variety of services to aircraft, pilots, and passengers.
The major general aviation facility among Delaware airports is Delaware Airpark (33N). It’s well-known for its flight training program, which allows pilots to fly at any time of year.
Is There any Commercial Airport in Delaware?
On the Delaware airports map, there is only one Wilmington Airport (ILG) with regular flights, offering commercial service. No airport in the state was ranked as having commercial service between 2008 and 2013. Wilmington Airport launched the scheduled service in 2013, which lasted until 2015. During 2015-2020, the passenger flow at the airports was too low to meet the FAA criteria for commercial service. However, in 2021, flights to ILG were resumed on a regular basis.