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Asheville Regional Airport Updates

from North Carolina Skybrief:

Construction Updates
     The steel frame for the airport’s new central energy plant (CEP) is being constructed. The CEP will house all HVAC equipment for the airport terminal in a centralized location, a major infrastructure upgrade needed in preparation for the construction of the new airport terminal. 
     Airport users may have also noticed some tree removal that has occurred south of the airport (just south of the gas station and Dunkin). The airport has begun clearing land for a new parking lot that will add about 600 spaces to help accommodate the major growth occurring at AVL. The lot is slated for completion by Thanksgiving.
Air Service Updates
     Allegiant has announced a new nonstop route from Asheville to Phoenix, Arizona beginning service in May.
     “Allegiant has been a dynamic and exciting airline in western North Carolina for more than a decade, continually adding desired nonstop destinations to their route map,” said Lew Bleiweis, President and CEO of Asheville Regional Airport.  “Phoenix is an incredible addition for travelers. We look forward to welcoming more visitors from Phoenix to our mountains, and to seeing many of our region’s travelers make their way to the Arizona desert. The growth is phenomenal, and we congratulate Allegiant on their continued success in western North Carolina.”