Every Plane, Every Flight - AirTran Becomes the First Major Airline to Be 100
ORLANDO, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a
subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), announced today that it has
completed installation of Gogo Inflight Internet on all 136 of its aircraft.
This milestone makes AirTran the first major airline to equip its entire fleet
Wi-Fi enables business travelers to connect to the Internet and corporate
e-mail and network systems (virtual private networks), staying productive in
the air. It offers unlimited entertainment options to leisure travelers,
including surfing the net, instant messaging, updating Facebook pages, Twitter
accounts or anything else you can do online on the ground.
"Promise made, promise delivered," said Bob Fornaro, chairman, president
and CEO of AirTran Airways. "When you get onboard an AirTran Airways jet, you
know exactly what you're going to get -- an assigned seat on a full-sized, new
Boeing jet with Business Class, a friendly crew, complimentary XM Satellite
Radio and now Wi-Fi. It's that consistent, low-cost, high-quality experience
that sets us apart from our competitors."
Unlike other airlines that have slowly installed Wi-Fi on a limited number
of planes with little or no way for passengers to know if their flight will be
Internet equipped, AirTran quickly outfitted its entire fleet with Gogo
To illustrate the capabilities of having Wi-Fi on every flight, the
airline also hosted comedian Mark Malkoff onboard during the month of June.
While setting the Guinness World Record for most flight segments flown on a
commercial airliner in 30 days, Malkoff used Wi-Fi to stay connected to
family, friends and fans. His exploits are captured at
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. AirTran is the only
major airline with Wi-Fi on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on
North America's newest all-Boeing fleet. Its low-cost, high-quality product
also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite
Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit http://www.airtran.com.
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