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The World: I-26, Exit 40 (A.K.A. “Airport Road”)

With 20 – 25+ flights a day, many to major hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte and Chicago), you can go just about anywhere in the world by starting at AVL and then making one easy connection.  How about we give you a … Continue reading

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Merger update: American, US Airways Received Single FAA Certificate

US Airways has served Asheville Regional Airport for decades.  Historically, they operated as Piedmont Airlines first – a North Carolina born airline that operated commercial service from the 1940s until 1989, when they merged with US Airways.  And now, the … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: A look at the Airport Information Technology Department

So, you’re about to embark on an exciting trip, one that begins at Asheville Regional Airport!  We know you have a fabulous destination on your mind (New York?  California?  Italy?  Peru?), and we also know that there are hard-working airport … Continue reading

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Is that a big jet I see? What happened to the smaller commuter planes?

The airlines are continuing to reduce the number of smaller planes from their fleets, which means the reemergence of larger jets at AVL. Smaller planes worked well when jet fuel prices were very low. However, the price of jet fuel … Continue reading

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Construction to the east, construction to the west … and yes, the north and south, too

Asheville Regional Airport is under construction, and no matter which way you look, dirt is being moved, roads are being paved or signs are being erected.  Below is a brief overview of what’s happening at the airport. Project SOAR:  on … Continue reading

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The math behind the cost of your ticket

By Callie Polk, Marketing and Public Relations Specialist There are so many factors that go into setting airfare, so we thought we would try to break it down.  Keep in mind – we only know the basics.  The airlines have … Continue reading

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Vibrant colors dominate airport’s 20th art exhibit featuring WNC artists

The 20th Art in the Airport exhibit at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) has unveiled lots of bright colors and textures to please any passerby. Now through mid-May, a collection of paintings, paper art and turned wood will grace AVL’s art … Continue reading

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Is your flight in season?

By Tina Kinsey, Director of Marketing, PR &  Air Service Development Air travel today is different than it was a few years ago.  Namely, airlines no longer fly empty planes, and they are flying more routes seasonally, especially from regional … Continue reading

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Yes, we are the best connected non-hub airport in America!

By Tina Kinsey, Director of Marketing, PR & Air Service Development. According to a recently released study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology International Center for Transportation, Asheville Regional Airport is the best connected non-hub airport in the United States. … Continue reading

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Asheville Regional Airport highlights local artists in airport gallery

Fall is not only a time of changing leaves and temperatures, but also time to change the canvases and frames hanging in the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) art gallery. From the beginning of October through January 3, 2014 the Art … Continue reading

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