WILMINGTON, Ohio — As airports have emptied out, airlines have grounded hundreds of planes they can’t fill amid the coronavirus pandemic. Despite all of this, one silver lining can be found at a small airfield in Clinton County.
Delta Airlines has grounded more than 650 planes for the time being as travel has stalled; Nearly 40 of those planes are currently parked at the Wilmington Air Park in Clinton County.
For the last three weeks, the air park has housed three dozen Delta planes, and around 20 additional plans belonging to DHL, UPS and even the New England Patriots.
“No one expected this many aircraft to be on the ground,” said Dan Evers, executive director of the Clinton County Port Authority.