Planning + Development

Master Plan

During the development of the Master Plan, the airport provided public education and opportunities for comments and input.  The final document is completed, and the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  Provided here is the full Master Plan document and the ALP, as well as a shorter executive summary.

Master Plan

Read the full Master Plan

View the Airport Layout Plan

Print the Airport Layout Plan

View the 2013 Airport Master Plan Executive Summary

Table of contents

Chapter One:  Introduction

Chapter Two:  Inventory of Facilities

Chapter Three:  Forecasts

Chapter Four:  Facility Requirements

Chapter Five:  Alternatives Analysis

Chapter Six:  Environmental Overview

Chapter Seven:  Capital Improvement Plan

Chapter Eight:  Financial Analysis

Appendix A:  Airfield Demand Capacity Analysis

Appendix B:  Environmental Assessment Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)


 Current Projects

  • Project SOAR – Work is underway on a massive fill project which will convert previously unusable airport land into property for future airfield and commercial development projects.  Additionally, a replacement runway and additional taxiway will be constructed.  Learn more.

Development Opportunities

The Asheville Regional Airport Authority has more than 1,000 acres of land utilized for aviation and non-aviation development. The airport has land to lease for hangar construction, aircraft maintenance facilities and other commercial aviation uses. Land is also currently available for non-aviation commercial development in the rapidly growing area of Airport Road (NC 280). In addition, Airport Terminal space is available for appropriate commercial operations.

Airport Development Guidelines

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority has established Airport Development Guidelines which insure a minimum standard of consistency in the design and construction of new improvements on the Asheville Regional Airport, and contribute to the overall aesthetic quality of the airport facilities. They also address modifications to existing airport facilities for their adherence to current airport design practices. All development and construction projects are required to adhere to these guidelines.

View the guidelines.


Interested individuals or groups are encouraged to contact Michael A. Reisman, Deputy Airport Director, Development + Operations, at or 828-684-2226.

To find information on active requests for bids, proposals or quotes, visit our RFP/RFQ/RFB section.