Western North Carolina Becoming More of a “Destination” Than Ever Before

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC | Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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Asheville Regional Airport Increases its Flights

According to a recent report in Asheville’s Citizen Times, Asheville Regional Airport will be adding two nonstop daily flights between Asheville, North Carolina and Chicago, Illinois beginning December 17, 2009. The flights, courtesy of United Airlines, will be on a 50-passenger regional jet, departing Asheville at 6:30 a.m. and 5:20 p.m. and returning from Chicago’s O’Hare International airport at 2:10 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Asheville Airport

Asheville Airport

In recent years, Asheville Regional Airport has learned that Chicago typically ranks second or third as a destination from Asheville – even though there has never before been a non-stop flight between the two cities. This move should aid in easing the traffic flow and travel experience for commercial travelers from Asheville and surrounding towns to the Midwest and back. Hopes are high that this direct flight will also add to the appeal of Western North Carolina as a vacation destination for Northern and Mid-Western travelers. Between Asheville’s renowned Biltmore Estate, and the historic resort villages of Highlands and Cashiers – there’s an abundance of family-friendly recreation, unique dining and shopping experiences, colorful history and culture, and breathtaking natural splendor to be found in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina (and let’s not forget those mild year-round temperatures)! For more information about this story, click on the link: http://www.citizen-times.com/article/200990921022.

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