Asheville Regional Airport holds Feb. 25 open house for Master Plan development

Here’s the information from the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority:

Asheville Regional Airport Holds Open House for Master Plan Development (Fletcher, NC) The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) is holding a public open house on February 25, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM in the GARAA Board Room. This is the second and final open house opportunity for members of the community to learn about the airport master plan study and its impact on the future development of the airport. The master plan process, which is slated for completion next month, will result in an up-to-date, comprehensive study of aviation demand forecasts, facility requirements, and airport development alternatives needed to map the airport’s future for the next 20 years and beyond.

Because the airport is such a large piece of the Western North Carolina economic picture, input from the community is important and welcomed. Attendees are invited to give feedback about the project and the future of airport development, as well as ask questions of airport staff and consultants. Comments and suggestions received during the Open House are to be evaluated by the project team and incorporated into the study as appropriate. The proposed improvements are intended to achieve compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and to meet the existing and projected aviation needs of the region. Attendees should park in the short-term airport parking lot and bring the parking ticket in for validation at the Authority reception desk. For more information about the master plan, visit and search “master plan.”

Asheville Regional Airport is dedicated to advocating for needed routes and competitive fares for the air travelers in Western North Carolina. To compare fares, book a trip or to learn more, visit


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