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Airlines add five new flights at AVL

Asheville Regional Airport continues its rapid growth of flights and destinations, announcing new Allegiant flights to Boston, Chicago, Houston and Austin and new American Airlines flights to Chicago and Washington, D.C.


“We’re very excited to grow our presence in Asheville by offering service to four incredible destinations,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. “Whether you love exploring historic places, enjoying a vibrant music scene or checking out a must-see sports event, Allegiant has your next vacation adventure at an affordable price.”

New seasonal service from Asheville Regional Airport and limited introductory fares include:

  • Boston, Massachusetts via Boston Logan International Airport, beginning May 8, with fares as low as $33.
  • Chicago, Illinois via Chicago Midway International Airport, beginning May 21, with fares as low as $33.
  • Houston, Texas via William P. Hobby Airport, beginning May 22, with fares as low as $33.
  • Austin, Texas via Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, beginning May 22, with fares as low as $55.

The new seasonal flights will operate twice weekly. With the addition of this new route, Allegiant will now serve 14 cities from Asheville Regional Airport. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at

“These four new routes are incredible additions to the excellent service Allegiant offers at Asheville Regional Airport,” said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Asheville Regional Airport executive director. “Allegiant continues to make significant and meaningful investments in western North Carolina, and it is exciting to welcome these new low cost, nonstop routes to Austin, Boston, Chicago and Houston.

Allegiant now flies to 14 destinations from AVL, which is incredible. I would like to thank Allegiant for their continued partnership and connection to our region, and I encourage travelers to plan a trip soon.”

On the heels of recent additions of a second daily flight to both Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport, American Airlines announced Friday that is adding nonstop, seasonal Saturday service to two additional destinations: Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

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

American now offers nonstop flights from Asheville to: Charlotte (5-7 daily departures), Chicago (Saturdays, seasonal), Dallas Fort Worth (twice daily), LaGuardia (daily, weekends), Philadelphia (twice daily) and Washington, D.C.