Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Airtran direct to Orlando from Asheville (includes flight schedule)

Since SunSpots recording studios are near Orlando and Asheville we were really excited to hear about this news this morning. Airtran Airways just announced service to Orlando International Airport (MCO) with nonstop flights from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)

Flights begin June 11 from Asheville (AVL) and are not daily.
Here's the nonstop service schedule between Asheville and Orlando from Airtran's site:

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Asheville Orlando 1276 1:10 p.m. 2:45 p.m. Tue, Thurs, Sat
Orlando Asheville 1275 10:55 a.m. 12:35 p.m. Tue, Thurs, Sat

Now you can do a voiceover session with SunSpots up in the mountains of North Carolina during the summer days of Florida or do the reverse in the winter when Asheville is cold and grey and catch some rays in Central Florida. 

Personally, this is great news as I frequently drive back and forth between the two studios. It's a long 9 hour drive and my dog, Buster, still refuses to get behind the wheel. He just curls up in the back of the van and sleeps the whole way! Him and his lack of opposable thumbs! The last time I flew from AVL to MCO was on USAIR. We lost one engine soon after takeoff and had to do an emergency landing in Columbia, SC. I haven't flown much since. I think I will now that Airtran is back in AVL. They quit service to Orlando a few years ago for business reasons. Support them if you can and I'm sure I'll see you on the flights back and forth. I'll be the guy gripping the armrests nervously, but loving cutting 6 hours or more out of the commute. Thanks to Airtran and the Asheville Airport for getting them back.

1 comment:

  1. Hear, hear! Looking forward to a better way to the sunshine state!!