The cheapest times to fly from KOA to ILM are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 25th (except the week of November 12th)

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 KOA to ILM is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1791 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $683 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Wilmington

Flying from Kona, HI (KOA) to Wilmington, NC (ILM) will usually cost between $723 to $1151 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $743. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1219. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $476 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $922 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KOA to ILM flight.

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

KOA to ILM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KOA to ILM flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Kailua-Kona. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 $879. Return trip prices are from the ILM to KOA 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 KOA to ILM 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.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from KOA to ILM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 12.85% less expensive than ILM
  • 1-layover flights available

See KOA to RDU flights

Destination alternative #2: Albert J Ellis Airport (OAJ) in Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune, NC

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 4.28% less expensive than ILM
  • 2-layover flights available

See KOA to OAJ flights


Flight Hacking KOA to ILM

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 KOA to ILM — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $829
  • Average savings: $93 (10.09%)

See KOA to SAN flights

Hack #2: San Jose, CA (KOA > SJC > ILM)

  • Price for both tickets: $871
  • Average savings: $51 (5.53%)

See KOA to SJC flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (KOA > LAX > ILM)

  • Price for both tickets: $873
  • Average savings: $50 (5.37%)

See KOA to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from KOA to ILM? 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 Wilmington International Airport to Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport?

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from KOA to ILM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeKOA
Origination airport nameEllison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
CityKona, HI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeILM
Destination airport nameWilmington International Airport
CityWilmington, NC
Countrythe United States


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