What is close to home, offers free parking, requires walking only one hundred feet to reach the airport terminal, and has four flights a day to and from Atlanta? It's the new Delta Airline-owned service Atlanta Southeast Airlines (ASA) that began April 1, 2005, at Kinston Regional Jetport. ASA is a big regional carrier that employs over 6,000 and has a fleet of 146 aircraft. Previously residents in the east had to drive to Raleigh for many airline flights. The convenience of Kinston is drawing passengers in droves with passenger loads exceeding 80 percent.