AirTran Airways Expands Richmond Market With Nonstop Service to Ft. Myers and Additional Service to Atlanta

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today announced the airline will expand its nonstop offerings from Richmond International Airport to Florida by adding new nonstop flights to Ft. Myers, Fla. AirTran Airways begins nonstop service between Richmond and Orlando on November 8, 2005 as previously announced. The new daily flights will begin February 15, 2006, and will be served by the airline’s popular Boeing 717 aircraft. The airline also announced a fifth daily nonstop flight to Atlanta, effective on November 16, 2005.

“Whenever I’m in Richmond, we get a lot of requests for new destinations. We’re excited to be adding new nonstop service to one of the most frequently requested markets from Richmond and will keep working on the other requested routes,” said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways’ vice president of planning. “The additional flight to Atlanta will complement our existing schedule and provide better coverage throughout the day to meet the traveling needs of our Richmond-area business and leisure customers.”

AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options to/from Richmond, effective February 15, 2006:

Nonstop Service from Richmond to Ft. Myers

To Departs Arrives Frequency
Ft. Myers 8:10 a.m. 10:25 a.m. Daily

Nonstop Service to Richmond from Ft. Myers

From Departs Arrives Frequency
Ft. Myers 6:25 p.m. 8:35 p.m. Daily

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 http://www.airtran.com/ (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

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