AirTran Airways today announced the airline
will again expand its route map from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
by adding new roundtrip flights to both New York’s LaGuardia Airport and
Boston’s Logan International Airport.The nonstop daily flights to/from LaGuardia will be served by the
airline’s popular Boeing 717 aircraft and will begin November 8, 2005. The
Boston flights will be served by the newest addition to the airline’s fleet,
the Boeing 737, and will begin November 16, 2005. Tickets for these flights
are now available for purchase.
“New York and Boston are the two largest markets to Florida’s rapidly
growing Gulf Coast,” said John Kirby, Director of Strategic Planning &
Scheduling. “With this new service, AirTran Airways offers nonstop service to
seven of the top destinations from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport:
Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis.”
“The announcement of New York LaGuardia and Boston Logan nonstop service
by AirTran Airways is a significant milestone in the resurgence and growth of
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport,” said Sarasota Bradenton
International Airport President and Chief Executive Officer Fredrick J.
Piccolo. “New York City is our number one market; and Boston, over the years,
has consistently been a top five market despite the lack of nonstop service.
This expansion of AirTran Airways to seven nonstop Sarasota/Bradenton
destinations means both visitors and our local community are gaining the
ability to fly to and from Sarasota/Bradenton without having to use other
facilities. We are extremely confident the public will respond well to this
new air service which will further contribute to gaining more flights from