Asheville Regional Airport

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About Ashville Regional Airport

Asheville Regional Airport aerial view

Credit: redlegsfan21 on Flickr.

Asheville Regional Airport is an airport serving Asheville, North Carolina. The airport facilitates domestic flights within the US, mainly to destinations on the East Coast. 

There are no airlines that currently use Asheville Regional as a hub. However, Allegiant Air use it as a focus city and have a crew base at the airport. 

What is the airport code for Asheville Regional Airport?

The airport code for Asheville Regional Airport is AVL.

Airport Location

Asheville Regional Airport is located south of downtown Asheville. It's around a 20/25-minute drive to the airport from downtown Asheville. 


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Asheville Regional Airport has a range of facilities. But, currently, it has no airprot lounges.

Facilities Include:

  • WIFI
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Passenger assistance
  • Charging stations
  • ATMs
  • Business center
  • Parking facilities
  • Car rental


Runway general

Direction Length (m) Surface
17/35 2,439 Asphalt

Runway 17/35 is the primary runway at the airport. It was reconstructed in 2019 after not meeting the requirements from the Federal Aviation Administration. After the reconstruction, the runway's name changed from 16/34 to 17/35.


Asheville Regional Airport has one terminal building that has undergone a number of renovations and expansion projects since it was opened in 1961, with the most recent updates coming in 2009 with general improvements and in 2017 with a large car park being opened outside the terminal.

Airlines that fly to Asheville Regional Airport

There are no airlines that are primarily based at Asheville airport. However, Allegiant Air has a crew base at the airport.

Below is a table of all airlines that fly to/from the airport.

Allegiant Air USA
American Eagle USA
Delta & Delta Connection USA
Elite Airways USA
Spirit Airlines USA
United Express USA

Top Destinations

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta, Georgia 142,940 Delta
2 Charlotte Douglas, North Carolina 114,260 American Airlines
3 Newark Liberty, New Jersey 52,800 Allegiant, United
4 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 48,770 United
5 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 48,680 Allegiant, Spirit

How to get to Asheville Regional Airport


By driving

Car rental and parking are both available at the airport. The main car rental company at the airport is Budget Car Rental.

The airport can be accessed off of Interstate 26.

By bus

Asheville public transit bus South Route 3 travels between the airport and downtown Asheville regularly and only costs $1 USD per person. 

By taxi

Taxis can be pre-ordered online or by phone and will take you to the airport. Taxis generally cost $2.50 USD per mile with a base starting fare of $2.50 USD.