AirTran Airways Adds Nonstop Flights to Charlotte and Additional Flight to Minneapolis/St. Paul From Chicago Midway Airport

- New Flights Take Off May 9, 2006 –

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today announced the airline will expand its route map from Chicago’s Midway International Airport by adding new nonstop flights to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The two nonstop daily flights to and from Charlotte will begin May 9, 2006, and will be served by the airline’s popular Boeing 717 aircraft.

Additionally, the airline will begin its sixth daily flight to Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport from Chicago, also beginning May 9, 2006.

“AirTran Airways makes travel between the Windy City and the Queen City a breeze with nonstop daily service,” said John Kirby, AirTran Airways’ director of strategic planning and scheduling. “With new flights to Charlotte, North Carolina, and enhanced service to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, AirTran Airways now offers 32 low-fare daily departures to 8 nonstop destinations from Chicago’s convenient Midway Airport.”

“AirTran’s expanded service at Midway International Airport has led to more options for our travelers and we are pleased to have them as a growing partner in Chicago’s Airport System,” said Acting Aviation Commissioner Patrick J. Harney.

“We’re delighted to have AirTran Airways expand at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and it’s good to see a successful carrier grow in our market. We welcome this additional service,” said Jerry Orr, Executive Director of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options from Chicago (Midway):

From To Departs Arrives Frequency
Chicago* (Midway) Charlotte* 9:08 a.m. 11:58 a.m. Daily
Chicago* (Midway) Charlotte* 6:55 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Daily
Chicago (Midway) Minneapolis/St. Paul 9:10 a.m. 10:35 a.m. Daily
Chicago* (Midway) Minneapolis/St. Paul* 1:38 p.m. 3:08 p.m. Daily
Chicago (Midway) Minneapolis/St. Paul 2:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Daily
Chicago (Midway) Minneapolis/St. Paul 4:45 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Daily
Chicago** (Midway) Minneapolis/St. Paul** 5:40 p.m. 7:10 p.m. Daily
Chicago (Midway) Minneapolis/St. Paul 7:59 p.m. 9:19 p.m. Daily

* Service starts May 9, 2006
** Service starts on March 8, 2006

AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options to Chicago (Midway):

From To Departs Arrives Frequency
Charlotte* Chicago (Midway) 7:45 a.m. 8:33 a.m. Daily
Charlotte* Chicago (Midway) 3:05 p.m. 3:53 p.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul Chicago (Midway) 6:25 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul Chicago (Midway) 11:05 a.m. 12:35 p.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul** Chicago (Midway) 12:51 p.m. 2:31 p.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul* Chicago (Midway) 3:43 p.m. 5:23 p.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul Chicago (Midway) 4:20 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul Chicago (Midway) 7:59 p.m. 9:35 p.m. Daily

* Service starts May 9, 2006
** Service starts on March 8, 2006

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. For reservations or more information, visit http://www.airtran.com/ (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

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