The cheapest times to fly from ILM to KOA are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 9th to May 20th
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ILM to KOA is late April. Prices can be as high as $2438 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $649 for Tuesday flights around late April.


When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Wilmington, NC (ILM) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $707 to $1303 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $710. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2132. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1422 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $847 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ILM to KOA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ILM to KOA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ILM to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ILM to KOA flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Wilmington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $158 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $811. Return trip prices are from the KOA to ILM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ILM to KOA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 38 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ILM to KOA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ILM to KOA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Diego, CA (ILM > SAN > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $803
  • Average savings: $44 (5.19%)

See ILM to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ILM to KOA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Wilmington International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4802 miles or 7728 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ILM to KOA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ILM to KOA flight is about 9 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Wilmington, NC and Kona, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from ILM to KOA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ILM
Origination airport name Wilmington International Airport
City Wilmington, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 34.3
Longitude -77.9

Return Airport

Destination code KOA
Destination airport name Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
City Kona, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -156


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