TransMeridian Airlines Takes to the Air From Lehigh Valley International Airport

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ — TransMeridian Airlines’ inaugural flight from Lehigh Valley International Airport (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton) departs for Orlando Sanford at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, February 10. The nonstop flight arrives at Orlando Sanford International Airport at 5:20 p.m. The northbound flight leaves Orlando at 11:15 a.m. and arrives at Lehigh Valley International Airport at 1:50 p.m.

Initially, TransMeridian Airlines offers two round-trip flights per week, and will increase to three flights per week starting March 7, 2005. During the summer it will increase the flight’s frequency to six times per week. Fares start at just $79* one way and can be booked by logging onto, or by calling 1-866-I-FLY-TMA.

“We are pleased to provide air service to the people of the Lehigh Valley region and are confident in the success of our nonstop flight to Orlando,” said John Bernard, vice president of customer for TransMeridian Airlines. “We believe that as more people learn about our everyday low airfares, high-end service and added amenities, our flights will be popular.”

“Thousands of people from all over the region have already booked their flight to Orlando on TransMeridian Airlines,” said George Doughty, executive director of the Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority. “We are very pleased that TransMeridian has chosen the Lehigh Valley as its newest service location. We are confident they will have great success here.”

About TransMeridian Airlines

TransMeridian Airlines, based in Atlanta, is the third largest U.S. regional airline. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, it has flown well over one million passengers partly on behalf of the nation’s largest tour operators from the upper Midwest and Northeast to points in the Caribbean and Mexico. The airline’s fleet consists of Boeing 727s, 757s, and MD-80s.

As part of its customer-oriented attitude it offers several benefits including:

— Complimentary food on all flights – including a full, free entree
during mealtime flights.
— No Saturday night stay or advance purchase are required to obtain
everyday low fares.
— Flights are not overbooked.
— Travel is ticketless.
— Reserved seating.
— Flights are to and from more convenient, hassle-free airports.

* Fare Disclaimers

All TMA fares are one-way and reflect a $3 savings per one-way trip when booked at All reservations made by calling 1-866-I-FLY-TMA will be $3 higher than those made via our website. The $3 discount is subject to change. TMA fares are nonrefundable. However, changes can be made for a fee. All TMA fares are net of the following taxes and passenger facility charges: $3.20 per segment Federal Excise Tax (a segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing); up to $10 September 11th Security fee (per round trip); up to $18 Airport Passenger Facility charges (per round trip); up to $28.20 on flights to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico in U.S. Transportation Taxes (per round trip). Flights are public charters operated by TransMeridian Airlines. See Operator-Participant Contract for full terms and conditions. Fares, fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. A limited number of seats are available at the lowest fares and the lowest fare may not be available on all flights. Please check our website for complete schedule and fare information.

Lehigh Valley International Airport is located near Allentown, Pennsylvania and serves a twelve-county area with a population of 3.6 million people. The Airport is easily accessible from communities in eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey areas.

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