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AirTran Airways to Bring New and Affordable Service to the Hudson Valley
- Service from Stewart International Airport begins January 11 -

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct 03, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced that the airline will add Newburgh, NY as its 51st destination. The airline will launch new nonstop service from Stewart International Airport to Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa, on January 11, 2007. The routes will be served by the quiet and fuel efficient Boeing 717-200 aircraft, part of AirTran Airways' youngest all-Boeing fleet in America.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) was on hand at the airport this morning to help unveil AirTran Airways' plans to offer nonstop service from the Hudson Valley. "I have long believed that Stewart International Airport has enormous potential to attract low cost air service for businesses and travelers alike," Sen. Schumer said. "Stewart is the perfect place for AirTran Airways, and AirTran is the perfect airline for Stewart and the Hudson Valley. Companies often look at the number of flights before bringing a business here, and up until a few years ago, people were complaining there was no way to fly here at a reasonable rate. This is a great day, for Stewart and everyone in the Hudson Valley." Schumer applauded the airline's efforts to bring affordable airfare into the city while increasing travel options. AirTran Airways will connect travelers to nearly 40 destinations nationwide.

"We are pleased to offer passengers traveling from Stewart International Airport direct access to Florida beaches and attractions as well as low fare service to almost 40 destinations nationwide through our Atlanta hub," said Bob Fornaro, AirTran Airways' president and chief operating officer, who was on hand to make the announcement. "AirTran Airways is lowering the cost of doing business in the Hudson Valley, boosting economic development efforts, and improving quality of life with new direct service to top business and leisure destinations."

AirTran Airways offers Hudson Valley passengers everyday low fares, new airplanes, Business Class seating on every flight, XM Satellite Radio available at every seat with more than 100 channels of commercial-free entertainment, and an award-winning frequent flier program.

"AirTran Airways is one of the best run, low-cost airlines in America today," said Stewart International Airport President and COO, Charles Seliga. "They are a great choice for Stewart because of their route structure, and we have a large demand for Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa. We have a new partner, a partner that the Airport and the community are going to support, market and turn into a huge success here at Stewart."

AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options between Stewart International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport:

              Nonstop Service between Newburgh, N.Y. and Atlanta

          From              To         Flight  Departs    Arrives   Frequency
     Newburgh, N.Y.       Atlanta         590 8:40 a.m.  10:45 a.m.   Daily*
     Newburgh, N.Y.       Atlanta         589 5:30 p.m.   7:35 p.m.   Daily


          From              To         Flight  Departs    Arrives   Frequency
         Atlanta      Newburgh, N.Y.      591 11:20 a.m.  1:25 p.m.   Daily
         Atlanta      Newburgh, N.Y.      571  8:10 p.m. 10:15 p.m.   Daily**

    *  Operates Daily except Thursday through February 14th, and Daily
       effective February 15th
    ** Operates Daily except Monday through February 14th, and Daily effective
       February 15th


AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options between Stewart International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport:

          Nonstop Service between Newburgh, N.Y. and Ft. Lauderdale

          From              To         Flight  Departs    Arrives   Frequency
     Newburgh, N.Y.   Ft. Lauderdale      595 1:55 p.m.  4:55 p.m.   Daily*


          From              To         Flight  Departs    Arrives   Frequency
     Ft. Lauderdale   Newburgh, N.Y.      597 5:30 p.m.  8:20 p.m.   Daily*

    * Operates Daily except Tuesday and Wednesday through February 14th, and
      Daily effective Feb. 15th


AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options between Stewart International Airport and Orlando International Airport:

              Nonstop Service between Newburgh, N.Y. and Orlando

          From              To         Flight  Departs    Arrives   Frequency
     Newburgh, N.Y.       Orlando         565 2:30 p.m.  5:15 p.m.   Daily


          From              To         Flight  Departs    Arrives   Frequency
         Orlando      Newburgh, N.Y.      594 2:30 p.m.  5:00 p.m.    Daily


AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options between Stewart International Airport and Tampa International Airport:

               Nonstop Service between Newburgh, N.Y. and Tampa

          From              To         Flight  Departs    Arrives   Frequency
     Newburgh, N.Y.        Tampa          598 8:00 a.m.  10:55 a.m.  Daily*

    * Operates Daily except Tuesday and Wednesday through February 14th, and
      Daily effective Feb. 15th


          From              To         Flight  Departs    Arrives   Frequency
          Tampa       Newburgh, N.Y.      599 11:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.   Daily*

    * Operates Daily except Tuesday and Wednesday through February 14th, and
      Daily effective Feb. 15th

Following is a sample of the one-way fares* AirTran Airways will offer for its new flights beginning January 11, 2007. Fares listed require a 21-day advance purchase, are available daily and are valid in either direction:

    City Pair                        Introductory Fare
    Newburgh, NY - Atlanta                    $79
    Newburgh, NY - Ft. Lauderdale             $89
    Newburgh, NY - Orlando                    $89
    Newburgh, NY - Tampa                      $89

AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company and one of America's largest low-fare airlines with 7,800 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates nearly 700 daily flights to 50 destinations. The airline's hub is at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it is the second largest carrier. AirTran Airways' aircraft features the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 and 717-200 to create America's youngest all-Boeing fleet. The airline is also the first carrier to install XM Satellite Radio on a commercial aircraft and the only airline with Business Class and XM Satellite Radio on every flight. For reservations or more information, visit http://www.airtran.com (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

* All fares are one-way. All fares are non-refundable, and a $50 fee per person applies to any change made after purchase plus any applicable increase in airfare. Service to Newburgh, N.Y. begins on January 11, 2007. Lowest available fare requires a 21-day advance purchase. Tickets must be purchased by October 31, 2006. Travel must be completed by March 1, 2007. Blackout dates are February 16-21, 2007 and travel to Ft. Lauderdale not valid February 1-4, 2007 as well as from Ft. Lauderdale February 5-6, 2007. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Fares do not include per-segment tax of $3.30. 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: Tad Hutcheson
                    tad.hutcheson@airtran.com
                    678.254.7442

                    Judy Graham-Weaver
                    judy.graham-weaver@airtran.com
                    678.254.7448

SOURCE AirTran Airways

Tad Hutcheson, tad.hutcheson@airtran.com, +1-678-254-7442, or Judy Graham-Weaver,
judy.graham-weaver@airtran.com, +1-678-254-7448, both of AirTran Airways
http://www.airtran.com
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