AirTran Airways Announces Newest Destination – Richmond

Daily Nonstop Service to/from Atlanta and Philadelphia Starts June 23, 2005

Daily Nonstop Service to/from Orlando Starts November 8, 2005

ORLANDO, Fla., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today announced the airline will commence new daily nonstop service to Richmond International Airport from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport with continuing service to Boston’s Logan International Airport, beginning June 23, 2005. AirTran Airways will also add nonstop service between Richmond and Orlando International Airport beginning November 8, 2005. These routes will be served by the airline’s popular Boeing 717 aircraft with 12 Business Class and 105 coach seats.

“We see an opportunity to bring high-quality, low-fare service to travelers in Richmond, and we’re pleased to be able to offer that new option,” said Robert L. Fornaro, AirTran Airways’ president and chief operating officer. “These flights will provide Richmond with a much needed low-fare option, with nonstop service to Atlanta, Orlando and Philadelphia, as well as convenient connections to more than 40 other destinations across the country with our all new, all-Boeing fleet.”

“The Greater Richmond Region enthusiastically welcomes AirTran Airways to our community,” said Capital Region Airport Commission Chairman James B. Donati. “AirTran’s quality service and low fares will provide a great option for Richmond travelers to and from many of our most demanded destinations.”

AirTran Airways will offer the following new daily nonstop flight options to/from Richmond starting June 23, 2005:

Nonstop Service from Richmond

To Departs Arrives Frequency
Atlanta 6:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Daily (effective June 24)
Atlanta 11:10 a.m. 12:55 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 1:40 p.m. 3:20 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 6:05 p.m. 7:55 p.m. Daily
Orlando 12:00 p.m. 1:55 p.m. Daily (effective Nov. 8)
Philadelphia 7:05 a.m. 8:05 a.m. Daily (effective June 24)
Philadelphia 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Daily

Nonstop Service to Richmond

From Departs Arrives Frequency
Atlanta 11:30 a.m. 1:05 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 2:00 p.m. 3:25 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 9:00 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Daily
Orlando 1:20 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Daily (effective Nov. 8)
Philadelphia 9:25 a.m. 10:35 a.m. Daily
Philadelphia 7:05 p.m. 8:20 p.m. Daily

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

Destination Lowest Coach Lowest Business
Class Walk-up Class

Atlanta $79 $199 $234
Philadelphia $59 $149 $184

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 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).

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. Introductory sale fares must be purchased by April 19, 2005. Travel must be completed by October 5, 2005. Fares are not valid for travel on Friday or Sunday. Service to Richmond begins on June 23, 2005. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Blackout dates are as follows: June 30 through July 5, September 2 and 5, 2005. 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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