BOOK FLIGHTS NOW FOR CHRISTMAS; NEW PARKING DECK NOW OPEN: ASHEVILLE AIRPORT REPORTS HEAVY THANKSGIVING TRAVEL

BOOK FLIGHTS NOW FOR CHRISTMAS; NEW PARKING DECK NOW OPEN:  ASHEVILLE AIRPORT REPORTS HEAVY THANKSGIVING TRAVEL BOOK FLIGHTS NOW FOR CHRISTMAS; NEW PARKING DECK NOW OPEN: ASHEVILLE AIRPORT REPORTS HEAVY THANKSGIVING TRAVEL

THE AIRPORT RECOMMENDS BOOKING CHRISTMAS FLIGHTS NOW   

THE AIRPORT ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEW $22 MILLION PARKING GARADE IS NOW OPEN...AT LEAST THE DECK ON THE TERMINAL LEVEL   

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The remainder of the new parking garage/dec wass expected to be open and in use in time for Thanksgiving heavy traffic anticipated at the airport...the new parking garage/deck will park over 1300 vehicles...       

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is reporting high numbers of scheduled passengers for the remainder of 2017 Thanksgiving travel week, and is encouraging all passengers to plan accordingly. Specifically, passengers scheduled to fly before Monday, November 27, 2017 should arrive at the airport at least two hours before flight times to allow time to park, check-in, and go through security screening.

The busiest travel days during the holiday week continue through Sunday. The Monday following Thanksgiving will also be a busy day.

"We typically see about 2,500 - 2,800 passengers each day at the airport during the busiest holiday travel days," said Tina Kinsey, spokesperson for the airport. "This year, depending on the day, we are seeing a 16 to 35 percent increase in passengers compared to last year."

Thanksgiving Travel By the numbers:
Travel Day
Scheduled Passengers (outbound and inbound)
Percent increase Year/Year
Wednesday, November 22
3,676
27%
Thursday, November 23
1,984
30%
Friday, November 24
2,852
20%
Saturday, November 25
3,432
16%
Sunday, November 26
4,066
35%

Parking
The airport has constructed a new parking garage, and hoped to have it at least partially opened before the Thanksgiving holiday. More information about the status of the parking garage is available. Regardless of the status of the garage, customer parking is available. The airport planed to open additional lots, including an additional shuttled lot, if necessary.