AirTran Airways Expands Baltimore/Washington Market With Nonstop Service to/from Detroit and Milwaukee

- New Flights Take Off May 25, 2006 –

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today announced the airline will expand its route map from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport by adding new nonstop flights to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. The nonstop daily flights to and from Detroit will begin May 25, 2006, and will be served by the airline’s popular Boeing 717 aircraft.

Additionally, the airline will begin seasonal service from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport from May 25, 2006, through September 5, 2006. With the new service, AirTran Airways now serves 14 cities from Baltimore/Washington with 41 daily flights.

“AirTran Airways continues to pursue opportunities to expand our network in key business markets across the country,” said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways vice president of planning. “This new service connects these popular markets with convenient schedules designed to meet the needs of the business traveler and fare structures that will also stimulate leisure demand. Our airline is celebrated for great service at a great price, while offering amenities such as assigned seating, XM Satellite Radio and affordable business class on every flight.”

“We are very pleased that AirTran Airways continues to expand its flight schedule at BWI and offer BWI travelers more low fare choices,” said Timothy L. Campbell, A.A.E., Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Executive Director. “With continued growth in the Washington-Baltimore marketplace, we look forward to additional increases from AirTran in the future to serve the demand created by our dynamic market.”

“We are thrilled that AirTran Airways is adding service from Detroit to Baltimore,” said Lester Robinson, Wayne County Airport Authority CEO. “AirTran will bring low fares and a high-quality product to one of our top destinations, and this expansion of service indicates a strong commitment by AirTran Airways to the Detroit market.”

Milwaukee Airport Director Barry Bateman said, “Baltimore is an additional gateway into the Washington, DC region, which is a very popular destination for travelers from southeastern Wisconsin and the northern Chicago suburbs. We are pleased that our passengers will have more options to reach Baltimore and our nation’s capital.”

AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options to/from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, effective May 25, 2006:

Nonstop Service between Baltimore/Washington and Detroit

From To Departs Arrives Frequency
Baltimore/Washington Detroit 7:30 a.m. 9:05 a.m. Daily
Baltimore/Washington Detroit 11:50 a.m. 1:25 p.m. Daily
Baltimore/Washington Detroit 4:20 p.m. 5:55 p.m. Daily

From To Departs Arrives Frequency
Detroit Baltimore/Washington 9:35 a.m. 11:05 a.m. Daily
Detroit Baltimore/Washington 2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Daily
Detroit Baltimore/Washington 5:35 p.m. 7:05 p.m. Daily

AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options to/from General Mitchell International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, effective May 25, 2006:

Nonstop Service between Baltimore/Washington and Milwaukee

From To Departs Arrives Frequency
Baltimore/Washington Milwaukee 10:44 a.m. 11:44 a.m. Daily
Baltimore/Washington Milwaukee 7:45 p.m. 8:45 p.m. Daily

From To Departs Arrives Frequency
Milwaukee Baltimore/Washington 7:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Daily
Milwaukee Baltimore/Washington 5:45 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Daily

AirTran Airways, one of America’s largest low-fare airlines with 7,000 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates over 600 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 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 http://www.airtran.com/ (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

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