Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) has selected Boldyn Networks (Boldyn), a leading neutral host provider in the United States and globally, to deliver next generation 5G connectivity in and around the growing airport.
The indoor and outdoor distributed antenna system (DAS) network will support all major wireless carriers and bring much-needed cell service to the airport’s 1.8 million annual travelers.
Lew Bleiweis, President, and CEO of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) said: “Our AVL Forward project, which will result in a new state-of-the-art passenger terminal designed to elevate the overall travel experience, includes the significant enhancement of connectivity on our campus.
“Boldyn’s expansive network will ensure seamless coverage throughout the terminals, as well in parking garages and surrounding areas.
“This will improve comfort and efficiency for travelers, retailers, and the wider Asheville community.
“As the Asheville region continues to experience remarkable growth, the airport will now have a best-in-class network that better meets and even exceeds the needs of our community.”
Asheville Regional Airport has seen a tremendous influx of travelers, ranking among the fastest-growing airports in the country.
In 2023, the airport experienced a record year of passenger utilization, surpassing 2 million annual passengers for the first time in its history.
The airport’s $400 million expansion and renovation project is expected to complete phase one in 2025 and be finalized by late 2026, which will more than double the size of the facility.
Christos Karmis, CEO of Boldyn’s US business said: “At Boldyn, we know how important great connectivity is to travelers.
“With deep experience and knowledge in connecting transport and venues, we deliver a solution that seamlessly allows you to stream entertainment, hail a rideshare, work, or even plan your next trip while on the go.
“Our 5G DAS at Asheville Airport will ensure that millions of travelers, vendors and nearby businesses have the security and industry-leading connectivity solutions that they need; making journeys more enjoyable, productive and safe.”