AirTran Airways Launches New Nonstop Service Between Chicago and New York

ORLANDO, Fla., March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today kicked off the airline’s new nonstop daily service from Chicago’s Midway International Airport to New York/Newark Liberty International Airport. The service will operate on the airline’s popular Boeing 717 aircraft.

In addition to the new nonstop service to New York/Newark, the airline also operates nonstop daily service to Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sarasota/Bradenton and Orlando. With new nonstop service to Charlotte and Dallas/Ft. Worth starting May 9, the airline will operate 32 daily departures from Chicago Midway to eight nonstop destinations by mid-May 2006.

“With new service to Newark, an important business destination serving the New York area, AirTran Airways is providing Chicago travelers with a convenient, low-fare option to get to the Big Apple,” said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways’ vice president of planning. “With a comfortable Business Class, assigned seating and everyday low fares, Chicagoans can now get from LaSalle Street to Wall Street without compromising high-quality service.”

AirTran Airways now offers the following nonstop flight options between Chicago and New York/Newark:

Nonstop Service between Chicago (Midway) and New York/Newark

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency

Chicago (Midway) New York/Newark 881 7:15 a.m. 10:19 a.m. Daily
Chicago (Midway) New York/Newark 883 12:00 p.m. 3:04 p.m. Daily
Chicago (Midway) New York/Newark 885 3:06 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Daily

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency

New York/Newark Chicago (Midway) 880 9:59 a.m. 11:25 a.m. Daily
New York/Newark Chicago (Midway) 882 3:39 p.m. 5:05 p.m. Daily
New York/Newark Chicago (Midway) 884 6:53 p.m. 8:19 p.m. Daily

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

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