ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Regional Airport Authority is pleased to announce that AirTran Airways will begin new non-stop air service between Asheville and Orlando International Airport on June 11, 2009. Service will be operated using 117- passenger Boeing 717 jets. These jets will provide two classes of non-stop service to Florida where travelers can enjoy beaches and sunshine.
“This new service is great news for Western North Carolina as it will inject new energy into our local business economy and support our vital tourism industry,” said David N. Edwards, Jr., A.A.E, Airport Director. ”Asheville is a great place to do business, and this new service from AirTran, a low-cost carrier, demonstrates our commitment to Western North Carolina.”
Introductory Sale Fares will begin at $69 and must be purchased by April 16, with travel completed by June 25, 2009. Travelers can book their ticket at www.airtran.com and www.flyavl.com.