TransMeridian Airlines Launches New Service

10th Jan 2005

Nonstop service from Lehigh
Valley International Airport to Orlando is back thanks to TransMeridian
Airlines. The airline will initiate service between Lehigh Valley
International Airport and Orlando Sanford International Airport on
February 10, 2005, with fares starting at $79* one-way.TransMeridian Airlines will offer two round-trip flights per week, and
will increase to three flights per week starting March 7, 2005. Based on
bookings, TransMeridian Airlines plans to increase frequency to as many as
six flights per week this summer. Seats can be booked immediately by
logging onto, or by calling 1-866-I-FLY-TMA.

Flights will depart Lehigh Valley International Airport at 2:50 p.m. and
arrive at Orlando Sanford International Airport at 5:20 p.m. Return
flights will leave Orlando Sanford International Airport at 11:15 a.m.,
arriving at Lehigh Valley International Airport at 1:50 p.m.

“TransMeridian Airlines and Lehigh Valley International Airport are
putting fun and convenience back in air travel for people in the greater
Lehigh Valley region,” said John Bernard, vice president of customer for
TransMeridian Airlines. “We’ll provide a great deal for travelers, with
comfort, convenience, and no hassles - at a price that will allow you to
splurge a little when you reach Orlando, the most popular tourist
destination in America.”

“We’re excited by this new partnership between Lehigh Valley International
Airport and TransMeridian Airlines. This is an ideal match with great
potential for success and growth and we expect the airline to help fill
the gap left by Southeast Airlines,” said George Doughty, executive
director of Lehigh Valley International Airport. “TransMeridian Airlines
is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and was recently named by
Airline Business magazine as the third-largest regional carrier in the
country. It is an experienced, financially stable carrier, and by adding
this service from Lehigh Valley International Airport, it is expanding on
an already solid track record.”

TransMeridian Airlines flights will arrive at Orlando Sanford
International Airport on the northeast side of the city. Like Lehigh
Valley International Airport, Sanford is a convenient, hassle-free
airport. Bernard added, “People traveling to Florida want to spend time
having fun at the many attractions there, not sitting around in airports.”


TransMeridian Airlines, based in Atlanta, is the third largest U.S.
regional airline. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, it has flown well
over one million passengers on behalf of the nation’s largest tour
operators from the upper Midwest and Northeast to points in the Caribbean
and Mexico. The airline’s fleet consists of Boeing 727s, 757s, and MD-80s.

“The TransMeridian team is comprised of experienced airline professionals
who take pride in delivering a safe, reliable and comfortable service,”
said Bernard. “We recognize that our customers have a choice when
selecting an airline. The entire TransMeridian team is focused on
exceeding customers’ expectations for travel from this airport.”


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