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AirTran Airways Expands Caribbean Flight Options and Unveils Seasonal Service Schedule

January 26, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced the continued expansion of its burgeoning Caribbean flight schedule while unveiling its seasonal travel schedule.

The Caribbean expansion includes daily service to Aruba and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from the low-cost carrier’s hub in Atlanta as well as new, non-stop flights from Milwaukee to Cancun, Mexico.

Seasonal service will begin to several of the airline’s most popular spring and summer destinations in the coming weeks, including new, non-stop flights from Baltimore/Washington to San Francisco.

“Expanding our flights to these popular Caribbean destinations makes reaching your favorite tropical island easier than ever,” said Tad Hutcheson, AirTran Airways’ vice president of marketing and sales. “If the islands aren’t your thing, AirTran Airways can take you from the Pacific Northwest to Key West and just about everywhere in between.”

Increased Service in Atlanta

AirTran Airways will connect dozens of cities to some of the world’s most popular Caribbean islands with daily service from its Atlanta hub this spring.

The following nonstop flights between Atlanta and Aruba will be available beginning March 7, 2011:


                 Nonstop Service Between Atlanta and Aruba
                 -----------------------------------------
      From      To         Flight      Departs     Arrives      Frequency
      ----     ---         ------      -------     -------      ---------
     Atlanta  Aruba            1807   9:25 a.m.   2:30 p.m.    Sat., Sun.
     -------  -----            ----   ---------   ---------    ----------
                                                            Mon., Tues., Wed.,
     Atlanta  Aruba            1805  10:25 a.m.   3:30 p.m.    Thur., Fri.
     -------  -----            ----  ----------   --------- ------------------
      Aruba  Atlanta           1806   4:25 p.m.   7:50 p.m.       Daily
      -----  -------           ----   ---------   ---------       -----

The following nonstop flights between Atlanta and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, will be available beginning February 16, 2011:


                Nonstop Service Between Atlanta and Punta Cana
                ----------------------------------------------
        From           To          Flight     Departs      Arrives  Frequency
        ----           ---         ------     -------      -------  ---------
       Atlanta     Punta Cana         1238  10:50 a.m.    3:25 p.m.    Daily
       -------     ----------         ----  ----------    ---------    -----
     Punta Cana      Atlanta          1239   4:33 p.m.    7:40 p.m.    Daily
     ----------      -------          ----   ---------    ---------    -----

In addition to Aruba and Punta Cana, AirTran Airways is also expanding flights from Atlanta to Cancun, Mexico, to double daily on February 16, 2011, beginning flights to Bermuda on May 26, 2011, and resuming seasonal, non-stop service from Atlanta to Portland, Maine on May 4, 2011.

Expansion in Baltimore/Washington

AirTran Airways is launching seasonal service from the capital region to the city by the bay on May 26, 2011.

         Nonstop Service Between Baltimore/Washington and San Francisco
          From           To      Flight    Departs    Arrives  Frequency
          ----          ---      ------    -------    -------  ---------
       Baltimore/
       Washington  San Francisco    1190  8:14 p.m. 11:09 p.m.   Daily
       ----------  -------------    ----  --------- ----------   -----
                     Baltimore/
     San Francisco   Washington     1191 11:59 p.m.  8:14 a.m.   Daily
     -------------  -----------     ---- ----------  ---------   -----

In addition, seasonal service begins from Baltimore/Washington to Los Angeles on March 8, 2011, and Seattle on May 4, 2011. The airline will also begin previously announced service to Bermuda and increase service to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to twice daily on April 5, 2011, while adding a second daily flight on Saturdays and Sundays to Montego Bay, Jamaica on February 26, 2011.

Upcoming Seasonal Service in Milwaukee

AirTran Airways continues to expand its flight offering at General Mitchell International Airport this summer with new, non-stop service to Cancun, Mexico.

The following nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Cancun, Mexico, will be available beginning May 28, 2011:


                Nonstop Service Between Milwaukee and Cancun, Mexico
                ----------------------------------------------------
      From            To           Flight     Departs      Arrives   Frequency
      ----            ---          ------     -------      -------   ---------
    Milwaukee       Cancun            1108   9:10 a.m.   1:05 p.m.      Sat.
    ---------       ------            ----   ---------   ---------      ----
     Cancun        Milwaukee          1109   2:00 p.m.   5:38 p.m.      Sat.
     ------        ---------          ----   ---------   ---------      ----

AirTran Airways is also increasing service to Tampa, Fla., and Phoenix to twice daily from Milwaukee for the summer beginning May 3, 2011.

Increased Options From Tampa

AirTran will resume seasonal service between Tampa and Asheville, N.C., on May 6, 2011.


                Nonstop Service Between Tampa and Asheville, N.C.
                -------------------------------------------------
       From          To       Flight    Departs     Arrives      Frequency
       ----         ---       ------    -------     -------      ---------
                                                                 Mon., Wed.,
    Asheville      Tampa        1274   4:12 p.m.   5:45 p.m.     Fri., Sun.
    ---------      -----        ----   ---------   ---------      -----------
                                                                 Mon., Wed.,
      Tampa      Asheville      1273   2:01 p.m.   3:32 p.m.     Fri., Sun.
      -----      ---------      ----   ---------   ---------      -----------

In addition, AirTran Airways is launching previously announced service from Tampa to Key West, Fla., on March 10, 2011 and San Juan, Puerto Rico, on April 5, 2011.

AirTran Airways is Fortune 1000 company and has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past three years and is the recipient of the prestigious 2010 Market Leadership Award from Air Transport World. 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 www.airtran.com.


    Media Contacts:   Christopher White
                      Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas
                      678.254.7442

SOURCE AirTran Airways


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