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Asheville Airport Reports Record Numbers In 2017


February 1, 2018

In 2017, Asheville Regional Airport’s annual passenger numbers were at their highest ever in 2017.

Specifically, 956,634 passengers used the airport in 2017, compared to 826,648 in 2016, which is a 15.7 percent increase, according to a press release from the airport. Last year was the fourth consecutive record year of passenger use, and the annual numbers are more than 50 percent higher than they were five years ago.

“The airport has been growing during the past few years, and 2017 was especially significant,” said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., executive director. “The airlines expanded...

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