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AirTran Airways Launches New Routes From Milwaukee

- Packers Star Wide Receiver Donald Driver Helps Airline Celebrate New Destinations -

ORLANDO, Fla., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), celebrated the launch of several new routes today from General Mitchell International Airport with Green Bay Packers star wide receiver Donald Driver, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and Michael Mayo, Sr., chairman of the Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee.

AirTran Airways' operations have grown 57 percent in Milwaukee during the past year, including new nonstop flights to Denver and St. Louis starting today, and flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., beginning June 11.

To mark the first day of service, AirTran Airways hosted a celebratory event at the airport featuring a donation of $10,000 to the Milwaukee chapter of Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that builds homes for low-income families. Following the check presentation, Driver autographed a Packers welcome mat and presented it to a family living in a home built by the organization.

"AirTran Airways is dedicated to serving the Milwaukee community and its residents by providing new nonstop flights to more cities," said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of marketing and sales for AirTran Airways. "Also as important as adding new flights, we are dedicated to being a good community citizen and doing what we can to lend a hand to those in need right here in Milwaukee."

"I welcome the news that AirTran Airways is bringing more flight options to General Mitchell International Airport," said Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker. "Nonstop flights are critical for our region's long-term economic development."

The chart below details all current service out of Milwaukee, including new routes launched today and earlier this month:


    Destination            May 21      June 11     Service Details
                          Schedule     Schedule
       Leisure Markets

    Branson, Mo.*            1             1

                                                   Seasonal service -
    Fort Lauderdale          0             0       resumes Nov. 19

                                                   Daily service will
    Fort Myers            Sat-only      Sat-only   resume Nov. 19

    Las Vegas                2             2

    Los Angeles              2             2       Service will be year-round

    Orlando                  3             3

                                                   Seasonal service -
    Phoenix                  0             0       resumes Nov. 19

                                                   Service will be seasonal,
    San Diego                1             1       through Sept. 8

                                                   Seasonal service extended
    San Francisco            1            1.5      through Dec. 16

                                                   Seasonal service extended
    Seattle/Tacoma           1            1.5      through Dec. 16

                                                   Service will now
    Tampa/St. Petersburg     1             1       be year-round

       Business Markets

    Atlanta                  4             4

    Baltimore/Washington     3             3

                                                  Service will now
    Boston                   2             2      be year-round

    Denver*                  1             1

    Minneapolis/St. Paul*    3             3

    New York (LaGuardia)     3             4

    Saint Louis*             2             2

    Washington (National)    0             2


    Total daily roundtrips  30            34

    Total nonstop
     destinations           18            19

    *New routes

    Following is a sample of fares AirTran Airways is offering for its new
flights from Milwaukee.  Fares listed are one-way and are valid in either
direction.


    City Pair                               Lowest Coach   Lowest     Business
                                                Fare       Walk-Up      Class
    Milwaukee - Branson                          $39        $254        $432
    Milwaukee - Denver                           $99        $309        $408
    Milwaukee - Minneapolis/St. Paul             $39        $174        $268
    Milwaukee - St. Louis                        $39        $179        $268

The airline offers connections to 29 destinations through Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Boston, New York and Orlando, for a total of 48 destinations served from Milwaukee.

Earlier this month, AirTran Airways introduced nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Minneapolis/St. Paul, which began May 5, and between Milwaukee and Branson, Mo., which began May 11. In addition to the new routes, AirTran Airways has increased three seasonal destinations to year-round service, and two seasonal destinations have had their season extended and are being considered for year-round service. Flights to Los Angeles returned April 14 and will continue indefinitely; service to Boston returns today and will continue indefinitely; and winter seasonal service to Tampa will be maintained year-round. In addition, seasonal service to both San Francisco and Seattle/Tacoma will be extended to December 16 and could be added to the roster of year-round flights in the future. Finally, AirTran Airways has increased nonstop flights from Milwaukee to New York (LaGuardia), San Francisco, and Seattle/Tacoma for the peak summer season.

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), a Fortune 1000 company, is ranked number one in the 2008 Airline Quality Rating study. The airline offers coast-to-coast flights, North America's newest all-Boeing fleet, friendly service and Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit http://www.airtran.com.

*All fares are one-way. All fares are non-refundable and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made after purchase, plus any applicable increase in airfare. Lowest coach fares require a ten-day advance purchase. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Lowest coach fares must be purchased by May 21, 2009. Sale fares are valid for travel through October 30, 2009. Lowest coach fares are valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Additional coach sale fares are valid for travel on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Lowest coach fares are not valid for travel on Sundays. Blackout dates are as follows: June 19; June 26-28; July 2-3, and July 5-6, 2009. A first bag may be checked for a fee of up to $15 per person and a second bag may be checked for a fee of up to $25 per person. Reservations may be obtained or changed through an AirTran Airways Telephone Reservations Center for an additional $15 per person. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Fares shown do not include Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18. The September 11th security fee of up to $10 is not included. Fares do not include segment taxes of $3.60 per segment. A segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing.

Media Contacts: Christopher White
Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas
678.254.7442

SOURCE AirTran Airways

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