Airport: More Flights, Lower Fares

There will soon be more flights out of Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville.

Delta Air Lines will be offering an additional flight to its Atlanta hub in June. The company just added one April 6.

U.S. Airways will also increase its departures by one flight in May.

The airport reports "both airlines decided to increase flight services to accommodate rising demand from passengers."

According to the airport, 22,934 passengers used Albert J. Ellis Airport in March, resulting in an increase in boardings by 17.8%. That set a record for the month of March.

“The boost in passenger volume is directly related to the significantly lower airfares put in place in mid-February for flights originating at Albert J. Ellis Airport," said Chris White, Albert J. Ellis Airport Director. "Many passengers are finding fares comparable to, or even lower than, travel to and from other airports in the region. More passengers are driving from other areas within the region, including Wilmington, to take advantage of Ellis’ lower fares, convenience and first class service.”

Albert J. Ellis Airport is located between Jacksonville and Richlands on NC Highway 111. It's been owned and operated by Onslow County since 1971.

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