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American Airlines growing again at Asheville Regional Airport with new service to Chicago and Washington, D.C.

(Asheville, N.C.)  American Airlines  and Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) are growing together again!  On the heels of recent additions of a second daily flight to both Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), American is also adding nonstop, seasonal Saturday service to two additional destinations:  Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. (DCA).

The service to DCA begins May 9, 2020 and will be offered on a regional 50-seat jet.  Service to ORD also starts May 9, 2020, and will be offered on a CR7, 65-seat jet with dual-class service.  Both routes will operate through October 31, 2020.

“American has shown significant commitment to the western North Carolina market,” said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority.  “They continue to add seats and service, broadening their vast ability to connect travelers to and from our region. The connectivity American offers is very important to the quality air service available at AVL, and these two additional nonstop  options are excellent routes now available to travelers.”

“We wanted to provide our loyal customers in Asheville a convenient schedule with nonstop service to Chicago and Washington D.C. during the peak summer months,” said Jason Reisinger, American’s Managing Director, Network Planning. “These flights also will provide additional opportunities for customers to explore all that Asheville has to offer, including nature, great weather and southern hospitality.”

NEW ROUTE SCHEDULES (Saturdays)

Start Date

End Date

Departure Airport

Departure Time

Arrival Airport

Arrival Time

May 9, 2020

Oct 31, 2020

DCA

9:05am

AVL

10:40am

May 9, 2020

Oct 31, 2020

AVL

11:10am

DCA

12:40pm

May 9, 2020

Oct 31, 2020

ORD

8:20am

AVL

11:15am

May 9, 2020

Oct 31, 2020

AVL

11:45am

ORD

12:50pm

 

American Airlines now offers nonstop flights from AVL to:  Charlotte (5-7 daily departures), Chicago (Saturdays, seasonal), Dallas Fort Worth (twice daily), LaGuardia (daily, weekends), Philadelphia (twice daily) and Washington, D.C. (Saturdays, seasonal).  Flights can be booked directly with American at www.aa.com.

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