Airtran`s February Traffic up 3.2%

AirTran Holdings,
Inc., (NYSE:AAI) today reported traffic results for the month of February 2002. Traffic, as measured by revenue passenger miles, was up by 3.2 percent versus February 2001, a new record for the company, while capacity grew by 13.0 percent year over year. The load factor reached 63.2 percent, and the airline enplaned 630,811 passengers for
the month of February 2002.
“We are continuing our expansion, both in terms of new aircraft
delivery and new markets, and are encouraged by steadily improving
trends recently and particularly going forward.” said Robert Fornaro,
AirTran Airways president and chief operating officer. AirTran Airways
recently announced plans to accelerate Boeing 717 deliveries to 20 for
2002, and the airline will initiate new service to Rochester, NY, on
March 14 and Wichita, KS, on May 8.

AirTran Airways provides affordable air travel with 367 flights a
day to 36 cities throughout the eastern United States. The airline`s
hub is at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, the world`s
busiest airport (by passenger volume), where it is the second largest
carrier operating 148 flights a day. AirTran Airways is a subsidiary
of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI).
Unlike other airlines, AirTran Airways never requires a roundtrip
purchase or Saturday night stay. The airline offers a Business Class
any business can afford, all-assigned seating, a generous frequent
flier program, and a corporate program called A2B.

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