One of the fastest growing airports in the U.S.

The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) has consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing airports in the country. Passenger numbers grew by 43% in 2019, the largest annual leap in the airport's history, making 2019 the sixth consecutive year of record growth, and the seventh consecutive year of growth.

ENHANCED PRECAUTIONS FOR TRAVELERS ► AVL is following guidance from the CDC and local Departments of Health and Human Services, and will continue to monitor public health guidelines to follow the latest policies and practices in keeping its travelers, guests, and employees safe. For more information, visit

AIRPORT FAST FACTS ► AVL is located just 12 miles from downtown, offers frequent nonstop flights daily to and from 19 destinations, including six international hubs, and is served by four airlines: Allegiant, American, Delta, and United. AVL is nearing the completion of $115 million in improvements and recently opened a new five-story parking garage.  ► TSA Pre✓®  is available at AVL. 

RECORD YEAR ► With unprecedented 43% annual growth, AVL served 1.6 million passengers in 2019.

NONSTOP DESTINATIONS/CONNECTIONS ► Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago (O'Hare and Midway), Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver (spring through fall), Ft. Lauderdale, Houston (Hobby), Newark, Orlando/Sanford, Philadelphia, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, St. Pete-Clearwater, Washington, D.C. (Dulles), and West Palm Beach.


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