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AirTran Airways Shifts Into High Gear with New Flights to Allentown, Pa.
-- Airline Drives Down Fares with Legendary Racer Michael Andretti -
ORLANDO, Fla., June 25, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today launched nonstop flights from Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., to both Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Fla., and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The carrier will fly to Orlando four days per week, and to Fort Lauderdale three days per week.

To celebrate the inaugural flight, the airline hosted an event at the airport featuring Michael Andretti, Pennsylvania native and retired race car driver and co-owner of the Andretti Green Racing team.

"We are thrilled to bring high quality, low fare service to travelers in Allentown starting today," said Matthew H. Klein, director of pricing and distribution planning for AirTran Airways. "Allentown will be city number 63 on our route map and a strong addition to our expanding network. We've worked closely with the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority and business leaders in the area to bring AirTran Airways and America's youngest all-Boeing fleet to the area."

"AirTran Airways is a great addition to Lehigh Valley International Airport because of its route structure, and our large demand for service to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando," said Glenn R. Walbert, Chairman, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority Board of Directors. "We are excited to have a new airline partner, a partner that the airport and the community can support and turn into a huge success."

The airline also demonstrated its support for the community with a donation of flights to local organization Dream Come True Inc., which grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.

The following nonstop flights between Allentown and Fort Lauderdale will be available beginning June 25, 2009:

                Nonstop Service Between Allentown and Fort Lauderdale

      From           To        Flight   Departs    Arrives       Frequency
      ----           --        ------   -------    -------       ---------
    Allentown  Fort Lauderdale  1142   11:13 a.m.  1:51 p.m.  Tues, Thurs, Sat

    Fort         Allentown      1141    8:00 a.m. 10:38 a.m.  Tues, Thurs, Sat

The following nonstop flights between Allentown and Orlando will be available beginning June 26, 2009:

                  Nonstop Service Between Allentown and Orlando

      From        To       Flight    Departs    Arrives        Frequency
      ----        --       ------    -------    -------        ---------
    Allentown   Orlando     1144     5:05 p.m.  7:35 p.m.  Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri
    Orlando    Allentown    1143     2:05 p.m.  4:30 p.m.  Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri

Following is a sample of fares* AirTran Airways will offer for its new flights to/from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. Fares listed are one way and are valid in either direction:

         Destination    Lowest Leisure  Lowest Walk-up  Lowest Business Class

           Orlando           $54             $84                $234
       Fort Lauderdale       $64            $124                $244

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

*All fares are one-way. Lowest Leisure fare and Lowest Walk-up fare are non-refundable, and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made after purchase plus any applicable increase in airfare. Lowest Leisure fare requires a 7-day advance purchase. 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 $15.00 per person. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Fares do not include per-segment tax of $3.60. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. The September 11th security fee of up to $10 is not included. Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18 are not included.

Media Contacts: AirTran Airways
Christopher White
Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas

SOURCE AirTran Airways


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