AirTran Airways: First Airline to Board Coca-Cola Zero (TM)

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today announced that it will be the first airline in the world to board Coca-Cola Zero, on all flights beginning today.

AirTran Airways has a rich history of firsts with The Coca-Cola Company. The airline was the first airline in the world to board Coca-Cola(R) with Lime, Minute Maid(R) Lemonade, Dasani(R) Water and Vanilla Coke(R). Today, AirTran Airways boards thirteen different Coca-Cola marketed products including Coca-Cola classic(R), Diet Sprite(R) Zero, Minute Maid Orange Juice, Dasani Water and Seagram’s(R) Ginger Ale.

“AirTran Airways partners with the best brands, and there is no better brand worldwide than Coca-Cola,” stated Robert L. Fornaro, AirTran Airways’ president and chief operating officer. “We are pleased to be the first airline to offer our customers Coca-Cola Zero.”

“Coca-Cola values our relationship with AirTran Airways, and we are very pleased that AirTran Airways’ passengers will enjoy Coca-Cola Zero,” stated Don Knauss, president and chief operating officer of Coca-Cola North America.

About AirTran Airways

AirTran Airways, one of America’s largest low-fare airlines with 6,700 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates over 500 daily flights to 49 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 (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company. Along with Coca-Cola, the Company markets four of the world’s top five soft drink brands, including Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite, and a wide range of other beverages, including diet and light soft drinks, waters, juices and juice drinks, teas, coffees and sports drinks. Through the world’s largest distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company’s beverages at a rate exceeding one billion servings each day. For more information about The Coca- Cola Company, visit

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