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AirTran Airways Launches New Service Between Charleston, W.Va., and Orlando

- Airline Offers Low Fares from the Sunshine State to the Mountain State -

ORLANDO, Fla., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today launched daily nonstop flights between Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va., and Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Fla., with West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin and All Jazzed Up, a local jazz band, on hand to kick off the celebration.

"AirTran Airways continues to bring low fares to overpriced and underserved markets across the country," said John Kirby, senior director of strategic planning for AirTran Airways. "We are pleased to begin service from West Virginia's capital city to Orlando, a premier family vacation destination. West Virginia residents will love our high quality, high value service."

"AirTran Airways will revolutionize air travel in West Virginia with the beginning of non-stop service to Orlando," said Rick Atkinson, Yeager Airport director. "A true low cost airline that provides excellent service and value will enable travelers to take advantage of the convenience of air travel to visit both Florida and West Virginia."

The following nonstop flights between Charleston and Orlando will be available beginning June 25, 2009:


                 Nonstop Service Between Charleston and Orlando

          From         To        Flight   Departs    Arrives      Frequency
          ----         --        ------   -------    -------      ---------
       Charleston    Orlando      1147    4:40 p.m.  6:30 p.m.  Tue, Thu, Sat
        Orlando     Charleston    1146    2:10 p.m.  4:05 p.m.  Tue, Thu, Sat

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


                              Lowest         Lowest       Lowest Business
         Destination          Leisure        Walk-up           Class
         -----------          -------        -------      ---------------
           Orlando              $44            $64              $234

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
678.254.7442

SOURCE AirTran Airways

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