American Airlines Makes Airport Trips Easier for Delaware Residents

A new service will transport customers between Wilmington and Philadelphia airports.

Unless you live near Delaware’s northern border, getting to Philadelphia International Airport can be a hassle, especially for residents in Kent and Sussex counties. Beginning Oct. 7, American Airlines and The Landline Company will ease the pain.

The partners are collaborating to offer “tarmac-to-tarmac” motorcoach transportation between Wilmington Airport in New Castle and Philadelphia International Airport for American Airlines customers.

“Whether visiting Europe or the Middle East/Asia, the Caribbean/Latin America or destinations around the U.S., customers will be able to book round-trip itineraries,” says Jay Singh, spokesperson for American Airlines. “This includes major U.S. metro areas like Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas [and] Dallas–Fort Worth, and international destinations such as London, Paris, Rome and Cancún.”

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The schedule will start with six daily round-trip operations, timed to accommodate key American flights. Although the motorcoach trip is by land, it is eligible for AAdvantage miles. But the primary perks are the ability to clear security and check bags in Delaware. (Bags are automatically transferred to the plane.)

A stress-free ride to Philly in one of the motorcoach’s 35 plush leather seats with generous legroom is also appealing. Every seat has power for electronic devices, and there is free Wi-Fi.

Don’t worry about finding parking at the Wilmington Airport. A new 500-space facility is under construction. To book, visit and enter Wilmington Airport (ILG) and your destination.

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