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. Recovery is happening, and passenger utilization is steeply rising. New routes and route expansions have been announced. In fact, AVL’s number of nonstop routes has exceeded pre-COVID levels, with 24 nonstop options available.
ENHANCED PRECAUTIONS FOR TRAVELERS ► AVL was the first North Carolina airport to achieve a global health accreditation from Airports Council International, and continues to follow guidance from the CDC and will continue to monitor public health guidelines to follow the latest policies and practices in keeping its travelers, guests, and employees safe. As of January 2022, a mask mandate remains in effect for all federally-funded airports across the country. For more information, visit flyavl.com/travelsmart.
AIRPORT FAST FACTS ► AVL is located just 12 miles from downtown, offers frequent nonstop flights daily to and from 24 destinations, including six international hubs, and is served by six airlines: Allegiant, American, Delta, JetBlue, Sun Country, and United. AVL recently opened a new five-story parking garage and has nearly completed the design for a new airport terminal, expected to be completed within the next five years. ► TSA Pre✓® is available at AVL.
NONSTOP DESTINATIONS/CONNECTIONS ► Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago (O'Hare and Midway), Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver (spring through fall), Destin (summer through October), Ft. Lauderdale, Houston (Hobby), Key West, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark, New York City (LaGuardia), Orlando/Sanford, Philadelphia, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, St. Pete-Clearwater, Washington, D.C. (National), and West Palm Beach.
NEW FLIGHTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEW FLIGHTS COMING SOON ► Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) on Delta | Boston (BOS) on JetBlue
PLAN YOUR NEXT MEETING IN ASHEVILLE
With spectacular scenery, a vibrant arts scene, creative culinary options, and inspiring venues of all sizes, Asheville is a top choice for meeting planners and attendees alike. Touting four distinct seasons and a temperate climate, Asheville is a year-round destination for enjoying outdoor adventures and the surrounding natural beauty.
Asheville is also easy to get to, with its convenient location at two major interstates: I-26 and I-40. Just 20 minutes from downtown, the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) offers non-stop flights and easy connections through major U.S. hubs.
The Explore Asheville team has the insider knowledge to simplify your planning experience. We want to understand your meeting objectives and your attendee demographics to help you design a unique and successful program. With our strategic partnership, we will connect you to Asheville businesses to create the amazing experiences you envision for your meeting attendees.
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“We chose Asheville for our conference not only for the beauty of the setting, but for its rich and diverse culture and support of the arts. As a very walkable city, Asheville provided our attendees a background of entertainment, amazing food, and creative drinks while learning about how to make a living in the field of jewelry and metals. The large amount of galleries in the downtown are provided for a rich exhibition crawl filled with unique and varied exhibitions.
Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith
Executive Director Society of North American Goldsmiths