AirTran Airways Expands Service from Chicago’s Midway Airport to Boston and Minneapolis/St. Paul

Kyle Orton, Richard Dent, Jerry Azumah and Gary Fencik help AirTran celebrate with Super Shuffle Showdown; Five local kids try to shuffle their way to Minneapolis for Big Game

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , kicked-off its new nonstop service from Midway International Airport to Boston Logan International Airport and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport Chicago style with AirTran’s “Super Shuffle Showdown” at Midway Airport.

Gridiron legends Richard Dent and Gary Fencik huddled up with new stars Kyle Orton and Jerry Azumah to watch five local kids perform their 2005 take on the famous ’85 shuffle. The kids are part of Chicago Lights, a non-profit organization that assists individuals and families who face the challenges of aging, poverty and access to education and healthcare. AirTran Airways will fly the “shuffler” with the best rendition to Minneapolis to watch Chicago take on one of its long-time rivals.

“What better way to celebrate AirTran Airways’ continued commitment to Chicago than to have some of the city’s biggest stars helping out some of its smallest — and having a great deal of fun in the meantime,” said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways vice president of planning. “AirTran Airways is excited about providing our Chicago customers with more low fare, quality service options. We are connecting popular markets through convenient schedules designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers.”

The new service includes four daily nonstop flights between Chicago (Midway) and Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as three daily nonstop flights between Chicago (Midway) and Boston. All new flights are served by the airline’s popular Boeing 717 aircraft.

AirTran Airways offers the following daily nonstop flight options to/from Chicago (Midway) effective today, December 6, 2005:

Nonstop Service from Chicago (Midway)

To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Atlanta 427 5:35 a.m. 8:21 a.m. Daily
Atlanta 939 9:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 825 10:41 a.m. 1:32 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 23 12:42 p.m. 3:31 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 819 3:27 p.m. 6:20 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 25 4:34 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 831 5:31 p.m. 8:25 p.m. Ex Sat
Atlanta 31 7:30 p.m. 10:19 p.m. Daily
Boston 872 8:35 a.m. 11:50 a.m. Daily
Boston 876 1:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Ex Sat, Sun
Boston 874 6:50 p.m. 10:05 p.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul 875 9:10 a.m. 10:35 a.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul 873 2:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul 878 4:20 p.m. 5:50 p.m. Ex Sat, Sun
Minneapolis/St. Paul 878 4:49 p.m. 6:19 p.m. Sat, Sun
Minneapolis/St. Paul 877 7:10 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Ex Sat, Sun
Orlando 829 7:45 a.m. 11:16 a.m. Daily
Orlando 837 1:42 p.m. 5:12 p.m. Daily
Sarasota/Bradenton 846 2:42 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Daily

Nonstop Service to Chicago (Midway)

From Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Atlanta 20 8:05 a.m. 8:55 a.m. Daily
Atlanta 22 9:10 a.m. 10:06 a.m. Daily
Atlanta 824 11:10 a.m. 12:02 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 24 1:59 p.m. 2:52 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 26 2:53 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 830 4:08 p.m. 4:56 p.m. Ex Sat
Atlanta 28 6:00 p.m. 6:55 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 30 10:59 p.m. 11:49 p.m. Daily
Boston 875 7:05 a.m. 8:35 a.m. Daily
Boston 873 12:25 p.m. 1:55 p.m. Daily
Boston 877 5:05 p.m. 6:35 p.m. Ex Sat, Sun
Minneapolis/St. Paul 872 6:25 a.m. 8:05 a.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul 876 11:10 a.m. 12:40 p.m. Ex Sat, Sun
Minneapolis/St. Paul 874 4:35 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Daily

Nonstop Service to Chicago (Midway) (Continued)

To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Minneapolis/St. Paul 879 6:54 p.m. 8:34 p.m. Sat, Sun
Minneapolis/St. Paul 879 7:30 p.m. 9:10 p.m. Ex Sat, Sun
Orlando 838 12:20 p.m. 2:02 p.m. Daily
Orlando 836 2:07 p.m. 3:53 p.m. Daily
Sarasota/Bradenton 842 11:25 a.m. 1:02 p.m. Daily

AirTran Airways, one of America’s largest low-fare airlines with 6,700 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates over 600 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 airtran.com (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

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