AirTran Airways Announces New Nonstop Service Between Akron-Canton and Ft. Myers

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today announced the airline will again expand its route map from Akron-Canton Airport with new seasonal, nonstop service to Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers this winter. The daily flights, which will be served by the airline’s popular Boeing 737 aircraft, will begin January 12, 2006, and run through May 3, 2006.

“This is the third nonstop market we’ve added from Akron-Canton this year, and we continue to be impressed with the demand we see from local travelers,” said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways’ vice president of planning. “Seasonal service to Ft. Myers will provide Northeast Ohio residents with the low-fare option they want for their winter getaways.”

“We are thrilled that AirTran Airways is adding nonstop flights to Ft. Myers, one of Northeastern Ohio’s favorite winter destinations,” remarked Akron-Canton Airport Director Fred Krum. “Now our passengers can enjoy AirTran’s award-winning service to Florida’s hottest cities — Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and now Ft. Meyers — at a price they can afford. Thanks, AirTran, for making Akron-Canton a better way to go.”

AirTran Airways now offers the following nonstop flight options to/from Akron-Canton:

Nonstop Service from Akron-Canton

To Departs Arrives Frequency
Ft. Myers 9:00 a.m. 11:25 a.m. Daily

Nonstop Service to Akron-Canton

From Departs Arrives Frequency
Ft. Myers 6:25 p.m. 9:00 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 (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

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