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Social Media Takes Flight at Wilmington Airport
By JSalmon on 05/02/2013:  


Social Media Takes Flight at Wilmington Airport
New Airport Twitter and Facebook Pages Feature Travel Updates and Information
 (New Castle, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials, operators of New Castle’s Wilmington Airport (ILG), announced the launch of Twitter and Facebook sites for the airport in response to the impending arrival of Frontier Airlines this summer. In April, Frontier Airlines announced its plan to begin commercial air service to Delaware in July. The new social media pages will help inform travelers of flight updates, travel promotions, airport events and more.
“Twitter and Facebook make it easy for passengers flying in or out of Wilmington to get real-time flight and weather updates from us. It also gives us a way to engage with future customers of our airport and answer any questions they may have,” said Stephen Williams, Airports Director for the Delaware River and Bay Authority. “We hope to not only interact with customers in the area who plan to travel to Chicago, Denver, Houston, Orlando or Tampa, but also introduce the Delaware Valley and all it has to offer to guests coming to the area from those metro cities. We’re excited about the possibilities.”
 Follow the airport on Twitter @FlyWilmILG, like it on Facebook at or visit its splash page at for more information. Delaware River and Bay Authority staff members will maintain the feed, but it will not be monitored 24/7.
At the Wilmington - New Castle Airport, Frontier customers can avoid the hassles and headaches that can be found at neighboring airports like Baltimore and Philadelphia. The centrally located New Castle Airport is just 38 miles from downtown Philadelphia, 45 miles from the Delaware State Capitol in Dover and a short drive over the Delaware Memorial Bridge from South Jersey, making the airport a convenient gateway to these great destinations.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Delaware City – Salem Ferry Crossing. The Authority also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (Wilmington Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All agency operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities.

Wilmington's Air Traffic Control Tower