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AVL Announces Flights to Destin, FL, on New Airline

Fletcher, NC – Asheville Regional Airport Authority (ARAA) is pleased to welcome a start-up airline offering low-fare flights to Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) from AVL beginning April 1, 2011.

Vision Airlines, which is making its first foray into major commercial air service, plans to offer the AVL-VPS route on Sundays and Thursdays using 148-seat Boeing 737-400 jets.

“It is exciting for Asheville Regional Airport to welcome Vision Airlines to the region. Their service to the Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Florida, area will be our first non-stop beach destination—a great addition to our growing list of non-stop routes,” said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Airport Director. “In addition, Western North Carolina is a popular vacation destination for residents of Florida, so we anticipate welcoming many visitors from the panhandle area on these new flights.”

AVL currently has commercial flights to ten cities on six major airlines, with connecting service to any destination in the world. Visit for more information about AVL and visit to book a flight to Destin.