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AirTran Airways Continues to Expand Service to Vacation Hotspots with Flights to Key West, Fla.

December 17, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today launched nonstop service to Key West (Fla.) International Airport in from Orlando International Airport.

With four flights each week, AirTran Airways is the only low-cost carrier to provide scheduled, full-sized jet access to the island with its fleet of modern, Wi-Fi equipped Boeing 737s.

“Orlando’s hometown airline, AirTran Airways, serves more non-stop destinations from Orlando than any carrier, and full-size jet service to Key West is our latest exciting addition,” said John Kirby, senior director strategic planning for AirTran Airways. “The Conch Republic was the most requested new route out of Orlando, and AirTran Airways continues to meet passenger demands while providing the low fares and high-quality service our travelers expect.”

AirTran Airways is also expanding service to the Caribbean today by launching nonstop flights to Nassau, Bahamas, in addition to existing routes to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Cancun, Mexico. Additionally, the carrier will launch nonstop service to Aruba on Saturday, and flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica, will begin in February, providing more vacation destinations than ever for passengers.

The following nonstop flights to and from Key West will be available beginning December 17, 2009:


              Nonstop Service Between Orlando and Key West
              --------------------------------------------

       From      To          Flight     Departs     Arrives     Frequency
       ----      ---         ------     -------     -------     ---------
      Orlando Key West           868  11:30 a.m.  12:40 p.m. T, Th, Sat, Sun
      ------- --------           ---  ----------  ---------- ---------------
     Key West  Orlando           864  1:30 p.m.   2:40 p.m.  T, Th, Sat, Sun
     --------  -------           ---  ---------   ---------  ---------------

Following is an introductory fare AirTran Airways will offer for its new flights to/from Key West. Fares listed are one way and are valid in either direction:


                            Introductory
         Destination            Fare
         -----------       ------------
           Orlando                   $79
           -------                   ---

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI) and a Fortune 1000 company, has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past two years. AirTran is the only major airline with Wi-Fi on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on North America’s newest all-Boeing fleet. Its low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit http://www.airtran.com.

*Sale Fare Terms & Conditions: All fares are one-way. All fares are non-refundable and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made after purchase, plus any applicable increase in airfare. Seven-day advance purchase required. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Tickets must be purchased by January 2, 2010. Sale fares are valid for travel January 5, 2010 through March 10, 2010. Blackout dates are as follows: February 12-13, 2010, February 15, 2010, and February 20-21, 2010. A first bag may be checked for a fee of up to $15 per person and a second bag may be checked for a fee of up to $25 per person. Reservations may be obtained or changed through an AirTran Airways Telephone Reservations Center for an additional $15 per person. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Fares shown do not include Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18. The September 11th security fee of up to $10 is not included. Fares do not include segment taxes of up to $3.70 per segment. A segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing.


    Media Contacts:      AirTran Airways
                         Christopher White
                         Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas
                         678.254.7442

SOURCE AirTran Airways


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