The Asheville Regional Airport has announced new flights for the second time in the past week. Last week AVL announced flights with AirTran to Orlando, now Delta is offering daily flights to LaGuardia. Here is the official announcement:
The Asheville Regional Airport Authority is pleased to announce that Delta Air Lines will begin daily non-stop service to New York City. Flights from Asheville Regional (AVL) to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) start June 4, 2009, using 50-seat regional jets.
“Passengers now have another option when traveling to New York with the return of non-stop flights to the “Big Apple”,” said David N. Edwards, Jr., A.A.E., Airport Director. “Asheville Regional Airport, with our partner Delta Air Lines is proud to bring this new service to the Western North Carolina community.”
The daily flights on Delta to LaGuardia will take place at the following times:
From To Flight # Departs Arrives
LGA AVL 6637 9:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
AVL LGA 6626 11:45 a.m. 1:45 p.m.
“As we continue leveraging the opportunities presented by our merger with Northwest, Asheville will now see a direct benefit with new nonstop service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport and the opportunity to connect through our global gateway at John F. Kennedy International Airport to over 40 International destinations and five continents,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s managing director of schedule planning.
Travelers can book their tickets now at www.delta.com and www.flyavl.com. Atlanta, Cincinnati and Detroit are other destinations currently provided by Delta out of Asheville. Asheville Regional Airport is also served by AirTran (beginning June 11th), Continental and US Airways.