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AVL sets passenger record again

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The number of passengers using Asheville Regional Airport set a new high in May, extending the airport's record as one of the fastest growing airports in the country for 18 consecutive months. The growth is continuing, the airport said in a news release.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Aunt Annie's pretzels, Cinnabon open at AVL

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Auntie Anne's, a fresh pretzel maker, and Cinnabon, the sweet bun maker that's a staple in airport and shopping mall food courts, have opened at Asheville Regional Airport, Paradies Lagardère and Asheville Regional Airport announced.   Read Story »

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Asheville Business

American adds flight from AVL to Dallas

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American Airlines is adding daily nonstop service from Asheville Regional Airport to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport starting May 3, the airline and AVL announced.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

AVL celebrates 1 million passengers in '18

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TSA to open Pre✓ center at Asheville Regional Airport

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Spirit Airlines offering new flights to Florida

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AVL will be stuffed like a turkey; arrive early

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Henderson County Business

AVL adds nonstop to Vero Beach

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Henderson County Business

AVL wins $18M grant

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AVL raises short-term parking rate

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Henderson County News

Airport, hospitals, first responders to conduct drill

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Asheville Regional Airport is conducting an emergency training exercise Thursday that involves first responders and hospitals reacting to an airplane "incident" with injuries.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Two appointed to AVL board

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The Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Board of Commissioners have appointed members to the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

AVL sets record for passengers

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Setting an all-time record, the Asheville Regional Airport served nearly 400,000 passengers last year as it marketed its convenience to local flyers and as discount airlines filled flights to warm-weather tourist destinations.   Read Story »

Tags: Asheville Regional Airport Authority | Asheville Regional Airport | air travel | AVL runway project

Henderson County Business

AVL director to chair airports policy panel

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Lew Bleiweis, executive director of Asheville Regional Airport, has been elected chair of the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) U.S. Policy Board. The U.S. Policy board chair also serves as one of the five executive committee members of the ACI-NA board. He will serve a two-year term in this position.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Asheville airport breaks ground on $65 million runway

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Asheville Regional Airport officials on Friday broke ground on a $65 million four-year construction project to build a new runway and prepare 40 acres of land suitable for aeronautical development.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Ask Matt ... about big bear, business taxes, airport parking

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The Lightning's intrepid researcher Matt Matteson answers readers' questions on matters great and small.   Read Story »

Tags: Asheville Regional Airport | Ask Matt | Bearfootin' | North Carolina privilege tax

Fletcher Business

Airport buying Ferncliff land for runway project

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The Asheville Regional Airport is buying 15 acres adjacent to its property for a $64 million runway expansion.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Asheville airport wins grant for runway project

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority a $6.5 million grant to help pay for its upcoming airfield redevelopment project.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Asheville airport names new public safety chief

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 ASHEVILLE — Kevan Smith has been promoted to chief of public safety by the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Discount airline debuts AVL-to-Palm Beach flight

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Adding a fifth a Florida destination, Allegiant Air will celebrate the inaugural flight from Asheville to Palm Beach this afternoon.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Airport safety officers earn advanced certificates

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Two officers with the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority have earned Advanced Law Enforcement Officer certificates.   Read Story »

Tags: Asheville Regional Airport Authority | Asheville Regional Airport | Jimmy Brissie

Henderson County Business

$40 fares fill new AVL-to-Punta Gorda flights

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The new Allegiant airline route from Asheville to Punta Gorda was made to order for Donna Stout, who owns the White Squirrel gift shop in Brevard and also has a home in the southwest Florida city.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | Asheville Regional Airport Authority | Asheville Regional Airport | air travel

Henderson County News

Airport offers training on bird-strikes, runway critters

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While their presence may be welcome elsewhere, wildlife can wreak havoc at an airport.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Politics

Airport legislation cuts Asheville's power

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Area lawmakers are advancing legislation that kills the zoning authority of the city of Asheville at the regional airport and the WNC Agriculture Center and blocks the airport authority's from taking property for public-private development.   Read Story »

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