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AirTran Airways Announces New Checked Bag Policy

- New Policies for Checked Baggage for Travel Beginning on May 15, 2008 -

ORLANDO, Fla., April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), announced today changes in its checked bag policy. Complete details of the new policy are available at http://www.airtran.com.

Effective immediately, customers who are traveling on or after May 15, 2008, may check one bag free and a second bag for a $10 fee. The fee will not apply for passengers who hold Elite status in AirTran Airways' A+ Rewards frequent flier program, or ticketed passengers traveling in Business Class. The airline will continue to allow passengers to check additional bags for a $50 fee per additional bag. As with the previous policy, weight and size restrictions apply. Passengers can also continue to use AirTran Airways' EasyFit storage bins on every flight.

"AirTran Airways is committed to keeping our fares low for all passengers. However, in the face of record fuel costs, it is necessary to charge a nominal fee for passengers choosing to check a second bag," said Kevin Healy, senior vice president of marketing and planning for AirTran Airways. "This change will allow our customers the choice and flexibility they want and it enables the airline to keep costs down for all passengers."

AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company, offers more than 700 affordable, daily flights to 58 U.S. destinations. With 8,900 friendly Crew Members and America's youngest all-Boeing fleet, AirTran Airways provides XM Satellite Radio and Business Class seating on every flight. For more information and free online booking, visit http://www.airtran.com.

Media Contact: AirTran Airways
Tad Hutcheson
Judy Graham-Weaver
Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas
Quinnie Jenkins
678.254.7442

SOURCE AirTran Airways

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