State Aviation Journal - Kim Stevens

25 Feb 2024

Significant Increases as well as record-breaking numbers in passengers for 2023 have been recorded at airports of all sizes across the country.

For the first time in history at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in North Carolina, more than 2 million passengers utilized the airport in 2023, showcasing double-digit growth. An impressive 2,246,411 passengers traveled to or from AVL, a 22.2% increase over 2022 figures, catapulting the airport’s annual passenger count beyond the historic 2 million mark for the first time ever.

Lew Bleiweis, President and CEO, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “The growth at our region’s airport is not just significant; it’s extraordinary. We extend our congratulations to our airline partners for their successes in western North Carolina and express our gratitude to our region’s travelers for consistently choosing AVL for their journeys.”

[Read more: Large and Small Airports Across U.S. Post Record Breaking Numbers in 2023 – State Aviation Journal]