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AirTran Rolls into the Motor City

AirTran Airways today announced the airline
will commence new daily nonstop service from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Orlando
International Airport beginning November 8, 2005.  Service to Sarasota
Bradenton International Airport will also be added from Detroit starting
February 15, 2006. These new routes will be served by the airline’s popular
Boeing 717 aircraft with 12 Business Class and 105 coach seats.“We are thrilled to bring high-quality, low-fare service to travelers in
the Detroit area starting this November,” said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways’
vice president of planning and scheduling. “Detroit Metro will be our 48th
city and a very strong addition to our route network.  Detroit is the largest
market in the country we do not serve directly. We’ve worked closely with the
Wayne County Airport Authority and business leaders in the area to bring
AirTran Airways and America’s youngest all-Boeing fleet to the Motor City.”
  “We are very excited to have AirTran Airways entering Detroit Metropolitan
Airport with service to multiple destinations,” said Lester Robinson, CEO
Wayne County Airport Authority. “The addition of low-fare service in Detroit
has been a priority of our Board and provides our customers with more choices
when they travel.”