- Low Cost Carrier Celebrates Partnership by Placing Logo on Aircraft -
ORLANDO, Fla., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a
subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), and the Orlando/Orange
County Convention & Visitors Bureau Inc. (Orlando CVB) -- along with
performers from the resident company of La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil -- today
unveiled a new look for one of AirTran Airways' Boeing 717 aircraft.
In an event at the airline's hangar in Orlando, the organizations revealed
a plane emblazoned with a "Say YES to Orlando" logo on each side. The
customized aircraft celebrates AirTran Airways' partnership with the
Orlando/Orange County CVB to promote travel to the city, which is one of the
world's top destinations. The airplane will travel throughout the United
States inviting travelers to "Say YES to Orlando." Newly adorned AirTran
Airways Flight 568 took off from Orlando International Airport for
Bloomington, Ill., at 10:40 am to start spreading the word.
"To honor AirTran Airways' partnership with the Orlando/Orange County
Convention and Visitors Bureau, we have placed their 'Say YES to Orlando' logo
on the side of one of our Boeing 717 aircraft," said Kevin Healy, senior vice
president of marketing and planning for AirTran Airways. "By collaborating
with the OOCVB, we hope to encourage more of our passengers around the country
to visit Orlando."
"The 'Say YES' message has been embraced by our local community and has
strengthened the Orlando brand. I'm excited for this opportunity with AirTran
Airways and truly believe that our greatest story is Orlando's great value and
all it has to offer travelers," said Gary Sain, president and CEO of the
Orlando/Orange County CVB.
The Orlando/Orange County CVB has also partnered with its members to
create 100 Orlando values for business and leisure travelers planning
a visit to Orlando. The special values are available at
http://www.orlandoinfo.com/offers. For great fares to travel to/from Orlando
The Orlando/Orange County CVB is the official branding, sales and
marketing organization for the Orlando area, responsible for generating brand
awareness, increasing travel to the area and booking conventions and meetings.
For more information, visit http://www.orlandoinfo.com.
AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., a Fortune 1000
company, ranked number one in the 2008 Airline Quality Rating study. The
airline offers more than 700 affordable, daily flights to 57 U.S.
destinations, employs 8,900 friendly Crew Members and operates America's
youngest all-Boeing fleet. AirTran Airways also provides XM Satellite Radio
and Business Class seating on every flight. For more information and free
online booking, visit http://www.airtran.com.
Media Contacts: AirTran Airways
SOURCE AirTran Airways