Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) received $10 million in federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant funds to support the needed expansion of the airport's terminal. The grant, part of $500 million in total funds awarded to 117 airports in 48 states, is intended to support airport infrastructure needs.
U.S. D.O.T. Secretary Elaine Chao and Senator Thom Tillis (N.C.) visited AVL on November 22 to announce the national scope of the grant funding, as well as the significant grant awarded to AVL. The grant funds are important to AVL, as we continue to plan a terminal expansion to serve our region for decades to come.
Where are we in our plans to expand the terminal? The design and planning phase is first, for which this grant will be used. "
As we complete our due diligence in the planning and design phase, we will know more about what is feasible and what may not be able to be constructed," said Lew Bleiweis, Executive Director of Asheville Regional Airport.