ORLANDO, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Aug. 21, 2003—AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI), today announced that, effective November 4, 2003, the low-fare airline will enhance service from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) by adding a second daily nonstop flight to Tampa International Airport and one daily nonstop flight to Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. All flights will be operated with new Boeing 717 jet aircraft. Tickets are now available for purchase at http://www.airtran.com.
We are pleased with the demand in the Philadelphia market, and it is our pleasure to offer our customers increased service to better meet their travel needs,” said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways` vice president of planning and sales. “This new service offers the Philadelphia community more flexibility for planning travel to Florida, and we are confident these flights will build on our success at Philadelphia International Airport.”
AirTran Airways is one of America`s largest low-fare airlines - employing more than 5,600 professional Crew Members and operating 492 flights a day to 45 destinations. 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 189 flights per day. AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings (NYSE:AAI), is the world`s largest operator of the Boeing 717 and has the youngest all-Boeing fleet of any airline. In 2004, the airline will begin taking delivery of new Boeing 737-700s. For reservations or more information, visit airtran.com (America Online Keyword: AirTran).