AirTran Airways Races Into the Queen City

Airline Will Be Only Low-Fare Carrier Serving Charlotte Starting May 4, 2005

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today announced the airline will commence new daily nonstop service from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to its hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport with one-stop service to Boston’s Logan International Airport beginning May 4, 2005. These routes will be served by the airline’s popular all new Boeing 717 aircraft which feature 12 Business Class and 105 coach seats.

“Charlotte represents a great opportunity for AirTran Airways’ future growth plan, and we are pleased to bring our high quality, low-fare service to travelers throughout the region,” said Robert L. Fornaro, AirTran Airways’ president and chief operating officer. “Charlotte has been plagued by the highest fares in the country for a number of years. That changes on May 4th.”

“Charlotte is pleased to welcome AirTran Airways to our community. AirTran Airways is a quality low fare carrier and will be a great option for Charlotte travelers,” said Charlotte Mayor Patrick McCrory.

AirTran Airways will offer the following new daily nonstop flight options to/from Charlotte starting May 4, 2005:

Nonstop Service from Charlotte

To Departs Arrives Frequency
Atlanta 6:10 a.m. 7:20 a.m. Daily (starts May 5)
Baltimore/Washington 7:10 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Daily
Atlanta 11:20 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 1:35 p.m. 2:45 p.m. Daily
Baltimore/Washington 5:15 p.m. 6:35 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 7:00 p.m. 8:10 p.m. Daily

Nonstop Service to Charlotte

From Departs Arrives Frequency
Baltimore/Washington 9:10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Daily
Atlanta 12:05 p.m. 1:05 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 3:40 p.m. 4:40 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 5:25 p.m. 6:25 p.m. Daily
Baltimore/Washington 6:40 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 10:45 p.m. 11:45 p.m. Daily

Listed below are sample one-way fares (fares are valid in either direction) to/from Charlotte:

Destination Introductory Lowest Business
Fare Walk-up Class
Atlanta $59 $189 $224
Baltimore/Washington $59 $157 $199
Boston $89 $194 $234
Dallas/Ft. Worth $99 $214 $274
Minneapolis $89 $214 $244
Orlando $79 $189 $219
Los Angeles $129 $299 $384

AirTran Airways A+ Rewards members can earn double credits for qualifying travel to or from Baltimore/Washington booked at through March 31, 2005.

AirTran Airways, one of America’s largest low-fare airlines with 6,000 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates over 500 daily flights to more than 40 destinations. The airline’s hub is in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it is the second largest carrier. AirTran Airways, the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 717, recently added the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 aircraft to create America’s youngest all-Boeing fleet. The airline is also the first carrier to install XM Satellite Radio on a commercial aircraft. For reservations or more information, visit (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

Rules and Restrictions: 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 Charlotte begins on May 4, 2005. Introductory fares must be purchased by March 31, 2005, and travel must be completed by June 15, 2005. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Fares do not include per-segment tax of $3.20. 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.

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