Cheap flights from Des Moines to Wilmington (DSM - ILM) from $301

This is the cheapest round-trip flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Wilmington departing on 4/27. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
DSM — ILM
Mar 5 — Mar 121

The best prices from Des Moines to Wilmington New Hanover County are usually found in November or February, booked 81 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Thursday and return on a Thursday

Cheap flight deals from Des Moines to Wilmington

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Des Moines (DSM) to Wilmington (ILM). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated February 29, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

November

Average price

$377

Round-trip from

$307
High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 43% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in February 2024
From Des Moines to Wilmington New Hanover County

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Wilmington?

Thursday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 33%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Des Moines to Wilmington?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 15 days in advance to save up to 73% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 15 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Des Moines to Wilmington 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $379, or $383 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Des Moines to Wilmington?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, November can be a great choice for travel to Wilmington. Flights to Wilmington from Des Moines in November are about $474 on average during November, but can be found for as low as $211.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Wilmington (DSM - ILM)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Des Moines to Wilmington in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 11% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap American Airlines flights from Des Moines to Wilmington

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by American Airlines for the route between Des Moines and Wilmington. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Take a look at some of the lowest-priced American Airlines flights heading from Des Moines to Wilmington. It's recommended that users confirm their flight details before booking.
Sat 4/2711:43 amDSM - ILM
2 stops8h 53mAmerican Airlines
Sat 5/48:06 pmILM - DSM
1 stop4h 53mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$301
Mon 3/256:30 amDSM - ILM
1 stop4h 29mAmerican Airlines
Wed 3/276:42 amILM - DSM
1 stop7h 48mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$305
Sat 4/2711:43 amDSM - ILM
2 stops8h 53mAmerican Airlines
Sat 5/44:20 pmILM - DSM
2 stops6h 40mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$306
Mon 3/256:30 amDSM - ILM
1 stop4h 29mAmerican Airlines
Thu 3/289:16 amILM - DSM
1 stop5h 14mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$315
Tue 3/192:15 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop4h 15mAmerican Airlines
Sat 3/236:15 pmILM - DSM
1 stop5h 13mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$320
Tue 3/1912:35 pmDSM - ILM
2 stops9h 54mAmerican Airlines
Sat 3/236:15 pmILM - DSM
1 stop5h 13mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$326
Wed 6/194:04 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop4h 57mAmerican Airlines
Mon 6/246:28 pmILM - DSM
1 stop5h 30mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$360
Sat 7/136:28 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop4h 27mAmerican Airlines
Sat 7/206:30 pmILM - DSM
1 stop5h 27mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$362
Wed 6/196:59 amDSM - ILM
2 stops7h 33mAmerican Airlines
Mon 6/246:28 pmILM - DSM
1 stop5h 30mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$366

Cheap Delta flights from Des Moines to Wilmington

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Delta for the route between Des Moines and Wilmington. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Take a gander at the lowest prices we've found on Delta flights from Des Moines to Wilmington. Make sure to examine the flight information before completing your reservation.
Fri 3/291:53 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop7h 56mDelta
Fri 4/511:07 amILM - DSM
1 stop6h 32mDelta
Deal found 2/28$333
Sat 4/276:09 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop4h 34mDelta
Wed 5/17:00 amILM - DSM
1 stop6h 40mDelta
Deal found 2/28$358
Sat 4/276:09 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop4h 34mDelta
Wed 5/17:00 amILM - DSM
2 stops15h 20mDelta
Deal found 2/28$461
Sat 4/276:09 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop4h 34mDelta
Wed 5/17:00 amILM - DSM
2 stops16h 22mDelta
Deal found 2/27$491
Sat 6/16:04 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop4h 24mDelta
Sat 6/87:00 amILM - DSM
1 stop5h 33mDelta
Deal found 2/27$598
Sun 6/166:30 amDSM - ILM
2 stops15h 26mDelta
Thu 6/2011:35 amILM - DSM
1 stop5h 19mDelta
Deal found 2/28$1,026

Cheap Des Moines to Wilmington flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from Des Moines to Wilmington specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Prices were last updated on February 29, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Des Moines to Wilmington in 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Fri 3/291:53 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop7h 56mDelta
Fri 4/511:07 amILM - DSM
1 stop6h 32mDelta
Deal found 2/28$333
Fri 3/292:15 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop4h 15mAmerican Airlines
Fri 4/54:20 pmILM - DSM
2 stops6h 40mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$367
Fri 3/2912:47 pmDSM - ILM
2 stops9h 42mAmerican Airlines
Fri 4/54:20 pmILM - DSM
2 stops6h 40mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$426

Des Moines to Wilmington 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Des Moines and Wilmington in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Des Moines to Wilmington in 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Sat 4/2711:43 amDSM - ILM
2 stops8h 53mAmerican Airlines
Sat 5/48:06 pmILM - DSM
1 stop4h 53mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$301
Sat 4/2711:43 amDSM - ILM
2 stops8h 53mAmerican Airlines
Sat 5/44:20 pmILM - DSM
2 stops6h 40mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$306
Sat 7/136:28 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop4h 27mAmerican Airlines
Sat 7/206:30 pmILM - DSM
1 stop5h 27mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/29$315
Mon 9/161:04 pmDSM - ILM
2 stops7h 22mAmerican Airlines
Fri 9/209:18 amILM - DSM
1 stop6h 15mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$321
Fri 3/291:53 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop7h 56mDelta
Fri 4/511:07 amILM - DSM
1 stop6h 32mDelta
Deal found 2/28$333
Sat 4/276:09 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop4h 34mDelta
Wed 5/17:00 amILM - DSM
1 stop6h 40mDelta
Deal found 2/28$358
Wed 6/194:04 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop4h 57mAmerican Airlines
Mon 6/246:28 pmILM - DSM
1 stop5h 30mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$360
Thu 8/14:02 pmDSM - ILM
1 stop5h 01mAmerican Airlines
Sun 8/46:30 pmILM - DSM
1 stop5h 27mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$362
Wed 6/196:59 amDSM - ILM
2 stops7h 33mAmerican Airlines
Mon 6/246:28 pmILM - DSM
1 stop5h 30mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 2/28$366

Find flights from Des Moines to Wilmington within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Des Moines to Wilmington that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.

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Des MoinesWilmington New Hanover County

DSM - ILM

DSMILM

Des Moines

Sat 4/27

2 stops8h 53m

Wilmington New Hanover County

Sat 5/4

1 stop4h 53m

$301

Des MoinesWilmington New Hanover County

DSM - ILM

DSMILM

Des Moines

Mon 3/25

1 stop4h 29m

Wilmington New Hanover County

Wed 3/27

1 stop7h 48m

$305

Des MoinesWilmington New Hanover County

DSM - ILM

DSMILM

Des Moines

Sat 4/27

2 stops8h 53m

Wilmington New Hanover County

Sat 5/4

2 stops6h 40m

$306

Des MoinesWilmington New Hanover County

DSM - ILM

DSMILM

Des Moines

Mon 3/25

1 stop4h 29m

Wilmington New Hanover County

Thu 3/28

1 stop5h 14m

$315

Des MoinesWilmington New Hanover County

DSM - ILM

DSMILM

Des Moines

Tue 3/19

1 stop4h 15m

Wilmington New Hanover County

Sat 3/23

1 stop5h 13m

$320

Des MoinesWilmington New Hanover County

DSM - ILM

DSMILM

Des Moines

Tue 3/19

2 stops9h 54m

Wilmington New Hanover County

Sat 3/23

1 stop5h 13m

$326

Des MoinesWilmington New Hanover County

DSM - ILM

DSMILM

Des Moines

Fri 3/29

1 stop7h 56m

Wilmington New Hanover County

Fri 4/5

1 stop6h 32m

$333

Des MoinesWilmington New Hanover County

DSM - ILM

DSMILM

Des Moines

Sat 4/27

1 stop4h 34m

Wilmington New Hanover County

Wed 5/1

1 stop6h 40m

$358

Des MoinesWilmington New Hanover County

DSM - ILM

DSMILM

Des Moines

Sat 4/27

1 stop4h 34m

Wilmington New Hanover County

Wed 5/1

2 stops15h 20m

$461

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When is the best time to book a flight from Des Moines to Wilmington?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Des Moines to Wilmington. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Des Moines to Wilmington, you should look to book at least 81 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Des Moines to Wilmington?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Des Moines to Wilmington. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Des Moines to Wilmington flight should consider departing on Friday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Monday at noon flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Wilmington by month

Plan your trip from Des Moines to Wilmington by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Des Moines to Wilmington is currently $0 while a round-trip flight costs $336. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Des Moines to Wilmington (average of $307). Flying from Des Moines to Wilmington in March is currently the most expensive (average of $457). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$307

February

$324

March

$457

April

$438

May

$457

June

$445

July

$429

August

$354

September

$358

October

$375

November

$356

December

$363

Temperature and rainfall in Wilmington by month

Plan your trip to Wilmington by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

ILM

Temperature

46.4 - 80.6 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing Wilmington

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Wilmington. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Wilmington. Reviews last updated February 29, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with American Airlines and Delta from Des Moines to Wilmington to help guide your decision. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
11,818 reviews

Food

7.5

Entertainment

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

It was a good experience other than a short delay.

8.1
Very good
11,818 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,818 reviews

Food

7.5

Entertainment

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

It was a good experience other than a short delay.

7.3
Good
15,571 reviews
8.1
Very good
11,818 reviews

Food

7.5

Entertainment

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

It was a good experience other than a short delay.

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Can I find flights from Des Moines to Wilmington for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Des Moines to Wilmington for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $301, but on average you can expect to pay $379.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Des Moines to Wilmington round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Des Moines to Wilmington round-trip from $301. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Delta. American Airlines is currently priced 36% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What does DSM to ILM mean?

Great question - DSM to ILM just means Des Moines Airport to Wilmington New Hanover County Airport. Now you’ll know what these unique codes when you look for flights!

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Top 2 airlines flying from Des Moines to Wilmington

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American AirlinesCheapest$285Average$467FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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DeltaCheapest$326Average$471FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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