AirTran Airways has been forced to cancel 58 Atlanta flights today, as a large part of North Georgia is placed under a Winter Weather Warning and braces for snow.
The airline - a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings - had earlier announced it was to cancel around 40 flights from the city. However, the number was subsequently increased late last night.
An AirTran statement issued Monday night strongly encouraged people travelling to or from Atlanta Tuesday to check the status of their flight on the airline’s website before leaving for the airport.
AirTran said passengers who are travelling to or from Atlanta on Tuesday may adjust their travel dates up to five days from their originally scheduled date of travel based on space availability.
No charges or fees will be imposed for fare adjustment.
The airline operates upward of 750 no-frills flights each day, principally from its main hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
To compensate for the present disruption, the airline has launched a sale for travel from Atlanta to all of the airline’s destinations.
Fares are available for purchase until March 4th, with travel valid between June 1st and September 7th 2010.
Lowest fares are available for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Additional sale fares are valid for travel Monday, Thursday and Friday.