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AirTran Airways Increases Flights to Business Centers and Adds Popular Vacation Destinations From Milwaukee Hub

MILWAUKEE, May 18, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --On the day of its annual shareholders' meeting in Milwaukee, AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), announced several new flights from its hub at General Mitchell International Airport.

The low-cost leader will add a third daily flight from Milwaukee to Boston this July and a fourth daily flight to Washington/Reagan National this October. AirTran Airways is also introducing new, nonstop flights to New Orleans in October and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla., in November. The airline is also returning seasonal service to Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale in November.

"From north to south, east to west, we are building a route network in Milwaukee that will be more convenient for business travelers," said Bob Fornaro, AirTran Airways' chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We are also introducing service to two great vacation destinations (New Orleans and Sarasota) while bringing back seasonal flights to two of the most popular getaways (Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale) from Milwaukee."

Service to Sarasota/Bradenton and New Orleans mark the 19th and 20th cities AirTran Airways serves from General Mitchell. Last year the airline grew more than 60 percent in Milwaukee while opening pilot and flight attendant bases at the airport and serving more than 1.8 million passengers.

"I'm pleased that AirTran Airways views the region as a viable market and has chosen to expand its Milwaukee service," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. "Competitive air travel is an important economic driver for our region and Milwaukee travelers will benefit from AirTran's ongoing commitment to Milwaukee."

The following nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Boston will be available beginning July 7, 2010:


                     Nonstop Service Between Milwaukee and Boston

        From       To     Flight    Departs    Arrives  Frequency
        ----       ---    ------    -------    -------  ---------
      Milwaukee  Boston       600  7:45 a.m. 10:55 a.m.    Daily
     Milwaukee*  Boston       609  1:59 p.m.  5:09 p.m.    Daily
      Milwaukee  Boston       736  7:05 p.m. 10:15 p.m.    Daily
       Boston   Milwaukee     619  6:00 a.m.  7:30 a.m.    Daily
       Boston*  Milwaukee     607 11:00 a.m. 12:33 p.m.    Daily
       Boston   Milwaukee     348  5:53 p.m.  7:25 p.m.    Daily


    * New flights

The following nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Washington/Reagan National will be available beginning October 7, 2010:


           Nonstop Service Between Milwaukee and Washington/Reagan National

           From                To    Flight    Departs  Arrives Frequency
           ----                ---   ------    -------  ------- ---------
         Milwaukee     Washington/Reagan 261  8:28 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Daily
        Milwaukee*     Washington/Reagan 267 10:15 a.m.  1:02 p.m. Daily
         Milwaukee     Washington/Reagan 263  2:33 p.m.  5:20 p.m. Daily
         Milwaukee     Washington/Reagan 221  7:00 p.m.  9:47 p.m. Daily
    Washington/Reagan       Milwaukee    216  6:30 a.m.  7:30 a.m. Daily
    Washington/Reagan       Milwaukee    262 11:55 a.m. 12:55 p.m. Daily
    Washington/Reagan*      Milwaukee    278  1:42 p.m.  2:42 p.m. Daily
    Washington/Reagan       Milwaukee    270  6:00 p.m.  9:03 p.m. Daily


    * New flights

The following nonstop flights between Milwaukee and New Orleans will be available beginning October 7, 2010:


                  Nonstop Service Between Milwaukee and New Orleans

        From         To      Flight   Departs   Arrives  Frequency
        ----         ---     ------   -------   -------  ---------
      Milwaukee  New Orleans     298 2:05 p.m. 4:20 p.m.    Daily
     New Orleans  Milwaukee      299 5:00 p.m. 7:15 p.m.    Daily


The following nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Sarasota/Bradenton will be available beginning November 18, 2010:


               Nonstop Service Between Milwaukee and Sarasota/Bradenton

           From                To     Flight   Departs Arrives Frequency
           ----                ---    ------   ------- ------- ---------
         Milwaukee     Sarasota/Bradenton 828 2:55 p.m. 6:35 p.m. Daily
    Sarasota/Bradenton      Milwaukee     829 7:15 p.m. 8:55 p.m. Daily


The following nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Phoenix will be available beginning November 18, 2010:


                    Nonstop Service Between Milwaukee and Phoenix

       From       To     Flight    Departs    Arrives  Frequency
       ----       ---    ------    -------    -------  ---------
     Milwaukee  Phoenix      573  8:50 a.m. 11:40 a.m.    Daily
      Phoenix  Milwaukee     572 12:30 p.m.  4:50 p.m.    Daily


The following nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Fort Lauderdale will be available beginning November 4, 2010:


                Nonstop Service Between Milwaukee and Fort Lauderdale

          From             To        Flight    Departs    Arrives  Frequency
          ----             ---       ------    -------    -------  ---------
        Milwaukee    Fort Lauderdale     442  7:45 a.m. 11:47 a.m.   Daily*
     Fort Lauderdale    Milwaukee        443 12:15 p.m.  2:30 p.m.   Daily*


    * Does not operate Nov 9, 10, 16, 17, Dec 8, 9, 15, and 16

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 and is the recipient of the prestigious 2010 Market Leadership Award from Air Transport World. AirTran Airways 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. Our low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit www.airtran.com.



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