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AirTran Airways' Pilots Successfully Ratify Tentative Agreement
- Five-Year Contract Takes Effect December 1, 2010-

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: AAI) announced today the successful ratification of a new collective bargaining agreement with its pilots. The agreement, on which more than 93 percent of the eligible pilots voted, was overwhelmingly approved by 86.9 percent.

The agreement takes effect December 1, 2010, and provides for increased compensation, improved benefits and enhancements to productivity.

"This is good news for our pilots, our customers, and our airline," said Bob Fornaro, AirTran Airways' chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We have now finalized an agreement that rewards our pilots for their hard work and professionalism while still allowing our airline to maintain its high-quality, low-cost structure, and affordable service."

The more than 1,700 pilots at AirTran Airways are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association.

AirTran Airways is a Fortune 1000 company and has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past three years. AirTran Airways is the only major airline with Gogo Inflight Internet 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.

Media Contacts: Christopher White

Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas


SOURCE AirTran Airways

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