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AirTran Airways Expands Service from Flint to Florida

- Airline Offers Low Fares to the Sunshine State -

ORLANDO, Fla., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced nonstop flights between Flint's Bishop International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport beginning November 4, 2009.

The carrier also announced the resumption of daily nonstop flights between Flint and Tampa (flown once weekly during the summer) beginning on October 6, 2009 and the resumption of daily flights to Ft. Myers beginning November 4, 2009.

"With nonstop service to more Florida cities than anyone from Flint, the only thing that covers the state better than AirTran Airways is the sunshine itself," said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of marketing and sales for AirTran Airways. The flights are scheduled to begin just in time for the busy winter travel season.

"AirTran Airways bringing back their nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale is a testament to their dedication to the economic growth of our region and of our community's loyalty to the airline," said Jim Rice, Airport Director, Bishop International Airport.

AirTran Airways offers the following nonstop flights between Flint and Fort Lauderdale, Ft. Myers and Tampa:


    Nonstop Service Between Flint and Fort Lauderdale

    From             To                Flight  Departs    Arrives    Frequency
    Flint            Fort Lauderdale   1232    6:52 p.m.  9:57 p.m.  Mon, Wed,
                                                                     Fri, Sun
    Fort Lauderdale  Flint             1231    3:17 p.m.  6:17 p.m.  Mon, Wed,
                                                                     Fri, Sun




    Nonstop Service Between Flint and Ft. Myers

    From          To            Flight   Departs      Arrives     Frequency
    Flint         Ft. Myers     1417     2:47 p.m.    5:43 p.m.   Daily**
    Ft. Myers     Flint         1416     11:19 a.m.   2:12 p.m.   Daily**
    ** Flint to Ft. Myers will not operate on Tues or Wed until Nov 18.




    Nonstop Service Between Flint and Tampa

    From    To       Flight  Departs      Arrives     Frequency
    Flint   Tampa    1282    2:35 p.m.    5:17 p.m.   Daily**
    Tampa   Flint    1283    10:30 a.m.   1:06 p.m.   Daily**

** Flint to Tampa will not operate on Tues/Wed, Oct 6-Nov 3. Flint to Tampa operates Saturday-only through Oct 5.

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.

Media Contacts: AirTran Airways
Christopher White
Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas
678.254.7442

SOURCE AirTran Airways

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