Carol Peterson

Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority welcomes new board member

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) is pleased to announce the addition of a new board member, Carol Peterson. Peterson was appointed by the Buncombe County Commission to fill a vacant seat on the board, and attended her first … Continue reading

Dave Hillier speaks to media

Serving Up a Slice of PIE

Today we are thrilled to announce brand new service on Allegiant from Asheville Regional Airport to the Tampa Bay area — St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport, to be exact. The new flights will begin in June and will operate on Tuesdays … Continue reading


Top Winter Destinations – Staff Picks (Part Two)

With 40 days of winter remaining, we decided it was time to share part two of our staff’s favorite winter destination choices. Winter Park, Colorado From skiing and camping to elk and ram viewing, Winter Park is a beautiful, especially … Continue reading


Top Winter Destinations – Staff Picks (Part One)

Now that winter is officially upon us — and the world hasn’t ended yet! — we thought we’d kick off the season by sharing some of airport staff’s favorite winter travel destinations. From Operations to Guest Services, from Custodial to … Continue reading

Seven Ways to Simplify Your Holiday Travel Experience

Back in October or November, when you booked your airline ticket for the holidays, you may have had visions of sugarplum fairies dancing in your head — or maybe it was just a vision of being with family or friends … Continue reading

Five things that haunt air travelers (and how to survive them!)

It’s no surprise that air travel is full of surprises. Often these are happy surprises — a flight departs early, an airport employee is handing out free cookies, or you get the last open seat on an earlier flight. But sometimes … Continue reading

Historic WWII Aircraft Arrive in Asheville

This week brings a couple of special winged visitors to the Asheville Regional Airport, thanks to an organization called the Collings Foundation and its “Wings of Freedom Tour.” Arriving on the AVL runway today around lunch time will be a … Continue reading

Air Force One

The Beginnings of Presidential Flight

It’s no secret that U.S. presidents and vice presidents have spent their fair share of time in Western North Carolina, many of whom have arrived by air into our fair region. Over the years, Asheville Regional Airport has welcomed a … Continue reading

Sneak Peek at Runway 5k + Aviation Day

The much-anticipated Runway 5k + Aviation Day is this Saturday, and we wanted to let you in on a few details about some of the exciting things happening at the event. The Runway 5k portion of the day is expected … Continue reading

The Runway 5k is Back!

The word is out that our Runway 5k + Aviation Day is back by popular demand, and we’re more excited than ever because this year’s race on October 6 will cover the entire length of the runway at Asheville Regional … Continue reading