GETTING HERE - Flying into WIlmington (ILM)
We suggest that you arrive on Tuesday, 7 April, in time for registration and the evening reception (by 6 PM), and depart anytime on Saturday (11 April) after recovering from Friday's banquet. Of course, if you want to take in all that Wilmington and the Cape Fear region has to offer, come earlier and stay later!
Wilmington International Airport (code: ILM) is served by American, Delta and United, with non-stop flights from Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago O'Hare, Dallas Fort Worth, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Washington Dulles.
American Airlines is offering a 4% discount on flights booked for attending this meeting, for round-trip travel to ILM between 3 and 14 April 2020. Book early -- seats are limited !!
Discount is only on AA or AE flights, and excludes basic economy or non-discountable fares.
Book online at www.aa.com and use promotion code 9340DT
Or call AA Meeting Services at 1-800-433-1790 and use Authorization number A9340DT and Group Name BENTHIC ECOLOGY MEETING.
ILM airport is a 5 minute drive to downtown Wilmington. The Hotel Ballast operates a free shuttle from ILM to the hotel, 5AM to 11PM. On landing, contact the front desk at (910) 763-5900 for shuttle arrangements. Uber and Lyft fares from ILM to downtown are generally less than $10.
The next closest airport is Myrtle Beach International (MYR), which has additional service from Allegiant, Frontier, Porter, Spirit, Sun Country and WestJet.
Some of these airlines have significantly lower fares.
It is a 1.5 to 2 hr drive from MYR to downtown Wilmington.