- Low-Cost Carrier Eliminates Charges to Support America's Troops -
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a
subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), announced today that it will
waive all baggage fees for active service personnel showing military orders
for travel. The airline has already been waiving the second checked bag fee
and overweight bag fees. This waiver of all bag fees for the military goes
into effect Monday, August 18.
AirTran Airways has a long history of championing the nation's military
men and women. The airline is a proud supporter of the Fisher House
Foundation, a nonprofit organization aiding military families, as well as
providing flights for Snowball Express, and Helping our Heroes, a program in
which the airline flies families to visit injured military personnel at Walter
Reed Hospital. AirTran Airways routinely works with the military to
accommodate unplanned travel changes to the schedules of military personnel as
a part of their call to duty.
"AirTran Airways is proud to do its part by eliminating fees on checked
baggage for our troops," said Bob Fornaro, chairman, CEO and president of
AirTran Airways. "We want to do all we can to ease their travel experience and
show our support for what they are doing for our country."
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.
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