Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
The Asheville Regional Airport (LATA: AVL, ICAO: KAVL, FAA LID: AVL) is the only regional airport in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It is located nine miles South of Downtown Asheville, halfway to Hendersonville, NC, at Exit 42 (Old Exit 9) on Hwy 26. The Asheville Airport has four gates in two terminals offering flights on the following airlines: Continental Express, Delta Connection, Northwest Airlink, and US Airways Express. As of 2008 the Asheville Airport offered flights to the following cities: Houston, TX; Newark, NJ; Atlanta, GA; Cincinnati, OH; Orlando, FL; Detroit, MI; Minneapolis, MN; and Charlotte, NC.
Contact the Asheville Airport Information
61 Terminal Drive, Suite 1
Fletcher, NC 28732
Other Airports Near Asheville and Western NC
Aside from the Asheville Regional Airport, there are several other regional and international airports that are often used by travelers to and from Western North Carolina.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT, ICAO: KCLT, FAA LID: CLT)
Charlotte Douglas is a public international airport located approximately two hours east of Asheville ten miles south of Downtown Charlotte. CTL is a major hub for US Airways and as of 2008, the airport offers non-stop flights to 128 cities. Visit the Charlotte Douglas website for more information.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (IATA: GSP, ICAO: KGSP)
GSP International Airport is a public international airport serving primarily as a regional airport located in Greer, SC and serving Greenville and Spartanburg in Upstate South Carolina. GSP is located a little more than an hour south of Asheville. GSP primarily offers flights to approximately 20 cities on the East Coast and Southern regions of the United States. Visit the GSP International website for more information.
Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO, ICAO: KGSO, FAA LID: GSO)
Often referred to simply as PTI, the Piedmont Triad International Airport is located three hours east of Asheville on Hwy 40, in Greensboro, NC. The PTI Airport was one of the first commercial airports in the South. It currently operates two runways with a third under construction to be used as the fifth major hub for Fed-Ex. GSO recently added the low fair carrier Skybus. With Skybus, GSO now offers some of the lowest fairs in North Carolina and the greater Southeast. Visit the PTI International website for more information.
McGhee Tyson Airport (IATA: TYS, ICAO: KTYS, FAA LID: TYS)
The McGee Tyson Airport is located just south of Knoxville, TN, in Alcoa, NC. From Asheville it takes less than two hours driving West on Hwy 40 to reach the Knoxville area. TYS has two parallel runways serving several large airlines and also serves as the home of the 134th Air Refueling Wing of the Tennessee National Guard. Beginning in Feb. of 2008, TYS will discontinue its popular non-stop flight to Las Vegas, NV, citing high fuel costs. TYS will continue to offer low cost fairs to proximately 20 destinations across the East Coast. Visit the McGee Tyson website for more information.
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL, FAA LID: ATL)
Hartsfield-Jackson, in Atlanta, GA, is the largest airport in the Southeast, and was for a time in 2006 the most highly trafficked airport in the world both in flights and passengers served. As of 2008 ATL offers more non-stop flights than any other airport in the world, offering 243 non-stop destinations, including 72 international flights to 45 different countries. ATL serves as one of the leading departure points for flights leaving the United States, while ranking seventh receiving international flights. For residents of Western North Carolina the trip to Atlanta typically takes between 4-5 hours. For most Asheville area residents, ATL serves as a layover airport for flights to the West Coast and oversees, however some locals have been known to drive to Atlanta to catch a flight. Visit the Hartfield-Jackson website for more information.