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Asheville airport (AVL)

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Asheville Regional Airport, opened on June 7, 1961, serves the city of the same name and part of the state of North Carolina. It basically operates with domestic flights within the eastern area of the country.

Official Website: flyavl.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 1.6 million passengers went through it in 2019.
Tel: +1 828 684 2226. E-mail: pr@flyavl.com. In the baggage reclaim area there is a Guest Services Center, open from 8:30 am to 0:00 am (Tel +1 828 209 3660).

Location

The airport is located 14 km (9 miles) to the south of Asheville's financial district.

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Car rental companies

There are car rental desks next to the baggage reclaim area.

Avis (Tel +1 828 684 7144 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +1 828 684 2273 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Enterprise (Tel +1 828 684 3607 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +1 828 684 6455 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
National/Alamo (Tel +1 828 684 8572 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Thrifty/Dollar (Tel +1 828 687 7945 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)

 

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What services does Asheville airport (AVL) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, mailbox, fax and printing services, public telephones, plugs for electric devices, business centre and free Wi-Fi access for 24 hours.

Food and Drinks- There is a café in the Arrivals Hall, and a restaurant and a bakery in the Departures area, in addition to vending machines throughout the enclosure.
Shopping- Gift shop, souvenirs, local products, books and magazines.
Baggage- Luggage cart rental at the information desk. In case of missing baggage, contact Tel +1 828 209 3660.
Other Services- Art gallery, children's play areas, rocking chairs.

 

Public and private transportation

Ride-sharing - Asheville Taxi, Lyft and Uber pick their passengers up at a dedicated area next to the terminal.

Bus - Line S3 from Asheville Transit (Tel +1 828 253 5691) links the airport with ART Station, Mission Hospital, Biltmore Village and WNC Agricultural Center between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm (Sundays from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm). Connections with other routes are available to other destinations inside the city and to Hendersonville. The ticket costs USD1.00 and journey time is around 40 minutes.
The Blue Route from Hendersonville Transit (Tel +1 828 698 8571) runs to the bus station, Patton Park, Enmark, Fletcher Plaza, Tarheel Lanes and Meadowbrook Plaza from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, with a cost of USD0.75.
Timetable and schedules

Taxi - Available operators are: A American Cab (Tel +1 828 697 4200), A-Cab (Tel +1 828 698 2324), Areawide Transportation (Tel +1 828 713 4710), Beaver Lake Cab (Tel +1 828 252 1913), Checker Cab (Tel +1 828 254 1155), Night & Day Taxi (Tel +1 828 693 8099). The trip to the city centre takes 20-30 minutes.

 

Parking services at Asheville airport (AVL)

Short- and long-term parking open 24 hours a day and with emergency telephones. There is also a passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Lot) next to the airport's entrance. More information: Tel +1 828 209 2125. Rates

Hourly Lot - For short stays, directly opposite the terminal, with charging stations for electric vehicles.
Garage Parking - Multi-storey facility connected to the main building through a walkway.
Daily Lot - Sector for long stays with shuttle service between 4:15 am and 8:15 pm.

 

Services for passengers with special needs

There are ramps, lifts, adapted toilets and telephones, a relief area for service animals and reserved parking spaces close to the terminal. Contact your airline in advance to request wheelchair assistance.