- Expansion and Partnership Increase Frequencies and Destinations from General Mitchell International Airport -
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced new additions to its growing Milwaukee route network. These additions include non-stop service from Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and expanded service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport beginning April 6, 2010.
The low-cost leader also announced a new marketing partnership with SkyWest Airlines to support its Milwaukee focus city. In this unique partnership, SkyWest Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW), will offer regional jet service between Milwaukee and six destinations, including: Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Akron/Canton, Ohio, Indianapolis, Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Neb. Seats on these flights will be sold in conjunction with AirTran Airways flights with revenue shared on a pro-rated basis.
Service under this new agreement will begin next month. Once fully implemented in February 2010, SkyWest Airlines will offer 18 daily non-stop flights from Milwaukee to six destinations. These flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines and will be available for customers to book through AirTran's normal distribution channels, including the company's award-winning Web site, www.AirTran.com, travel agencies and 1-800-AIR-TRAN.
"This unique partnership and expanded service is an exciting next step for our Milwaukee focus city," said Kevin Healy, senior vice president, marketing and planning, AirTran Airways. "We are delighted to make new and interesting destinations available to our customers and now offer more choices than ever to, from, and through Milwaukee to the rest of our network."
In this new partnership, SkyWest Airlines will operate five SkyWest branded, 50-seat, Bombardier CRJ200 regional aircraft to and from Milwaukee.
"Under the new partnership, SkyWest's Milwaukee passengers will enjoy more flights to more destinations with all the benefits of AirTran's vast route network and A+ Rewards program," said SkyWest President and COO Russell "Chip" Childs. "Together, SkyWest and AirTran will be committed to providing passengers with exceptional service, on-time flights, low fares and the best possible flying experience."
The chart below details all current service out of Milwaukee, including new routes announced today:
AirTran Airways Daily
Destinations Flights Service Details
Dallas/Ft. Worth 2 Service begins April 6, 2010
Ft. Lauderdale 1 Seasonal service
Ft. Myers 2
Las Vegas 2
Los Angeles 2
Minneapolis/St. Paul 3
New York (LaGuardia) 3
Phoenix 1 Seasonal service
San Diego 1 Seasonal service.
Returns May 27, 2010
San Francisco 1
Washington (Reagan National) 3 Increasing to 3 flights
effective April 6, 2010
SkyWest Airlines Daily
Destinations Flights Anticipated Start Dates
Akron/Canton 3 Effective January 5, 2010
Des Moines 3 Effective February 11, 2010
Indianapolis 3 Effective January 5, 2010
Omaha 3 Effective February 11, 2010
Pittsburgh 3 Effective December 4, 2009
St. Louis 3 Effective December 4, 2009
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.
SkyWest Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW) is the world's largest independently-owned regional airline. Named most reliable CRJ200 operator in the America's by Bombardier in 2007 and 2008, SkyWest was awarded the FAA's AMT Gold Award for maintenance training in 2004, 2005 and 2007, and the AMT Diamond award in 2006. System-wide, SkyWest employs more than 10,000 aviation professionals and serves a total of 150 cities in 39 states, five Canadian provinces and Mexico with more than 1,500 daily departures.
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