AirTran Airways Launches New Nonstop Service Between Rochester and Boston

ORLANDO, Fla., March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today announced the airline’s new nonstop daily service from Greater Rochester International Airport to Boston’s Logan International Airport. The service will begin on July 6, 2006, and will operate on the airline’s popular Boeing 717 aircraft.

AirTran Airways continues to expand its presence on the East Coast. Boston will be the sixth nonstop destination served by the airline from Rochester. With today’s announcement, AirTran Airways now flies nonstop from Rochester to Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa.

Rochester will be the seventh nonstop destination served by the airline from Boston. With today’s announcement, the airline now operates nonstop service from Boston to Akron/Canton, Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Chicago (Midway), Newport News/Williamsburg, Philadelphia and Rochester.

“AirTran Airways is pleased to add another exciting non-stop destination to our growing service portfolio at Greater Rochester International Airport,” said John Kirby, AirTran Airways’ director of strategic planning and scheduling. “Our high-quality, low-fare service, along with XM Satellite Radio and Business Class on every flight, are popular with both business and leisure travelers.”

“AirTran Airways’ addition of two daily non-stop flights from Rochester doubles the non-stop seats available to Boston and now offers business class seating for Rochester passengers,” said Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks. “This expanded service provides more options for both business and leisure travelers and is proof that our Airport continues to be successful in attracting competitive, affordable air service to major cities.”

Massport Aviation Director Thomas J. Kinton said: “AirTran Airways’ decision to add two daily round trip flights to Rochester from Logan Airport is good for the traveling public as it offers them more service to this Destination on a regular basis.”

AirTran Airways now offers the following nonstop flight options between Rochester and Boston:

Nonstop Service between Rochester and Boston

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Rochester Boston 590 7:30 a.m. 8:50 a.m. Daily
Rochester Boston 595 5:30 p.m. 6:50 p.m. Daily

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Boston Rochester 599 8:42 a.m. 10:12 a.m. Daily
Boston Rochester 591 6:55 p.m. 8:25 p.m. Daily

Listed below are sample one-way fares* (fares are valid in either direction) between Rochester and Boston:

Citypair Introductory Lowest Lowest Business
Fare Coach Class Class
Rochester-Boston $59 $119 $184

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 and the only airline with Business Class and XM Satellite Radio on every flight. For reservations or more information, visit http://airtran.com/ (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

* 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. Fares are valid on non-stop flights only. Introductory fares require a seven-day advance purchase, and must be purchased by July 6, 2006, for travel through October 4, 2006. Seats are limited subject to availability and may not be available on all flights. 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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