Allegiant Air adds nonstop service from Asheville to Fort Lauderdale

Press release
From the Asheville Regional Airport

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is pleased to announce that Allegiant Airlines will begin non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., beginning November 15. The low-fare carrier will offer flights twice weekly on varying days.

“Fort Lauderdale is one of the most requested routes by members of our region, and the team at Asheville Regional Airport has been diligently advocating for non-stop service to South Florida for several years,” said Lew Bleiweis, Executive Director. “We are pleased to welcome the non-stop to Fort Lauderdale at Asheville Regional Airport, offered by a great partner of ours – Allegiant Travel Company. Allegiant is a low-fare air carrier, but even more than that – Allegiant offers excellent deals on full vacation packages in their destination markets – which now includes direct access from AVL to Orlando and South Florida.”

The new flights will give western North Carolina residents an easy way to get to south Florida, but just as important, will provide a low-cost and easy way for south Florida residents to visit the mountains. “Air service is important to the economic vitality of our region, and impacts our tourism market,” said Bleiweis. “Our data shows that there is a significant relationship between our area and south Florida, and this new service will help western North Carolina welcome even more visitors from Florida to our region, who will use our hotel rooms, eat at our restaurants, and contribute to our local economy. That’s a big part of what air service development at AVL is all about.”

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About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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