AirTran Airways Expands Sarasota/Bradenton Market With Nonstop Service to/from New York LaGuardia and Boston

- Flights to Popular East Coast Destinations Begin in November –

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today announced the airline will again expand its route map from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport by adding new roundtrip flights to both New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Boston’s Logan International Airport.

The nonstop daily flights to/from LaGuardia will be served by the airline’s popular Boeing 717 aircraft and will begin November 8, 2005. The Boston flights will be served by the newest addition to the airline’s fleet, the Boeing 737, and will begin November 16, 2005. Tickets for these flights are now available for purchase.

“New York and Boston are the two largest markets to Florida’s rapidly growing Gulf Coast,” said John Kirby, Director of Strategic Planning & Scheduling. “With this new service, AirTran Airways offers nonstop service to seven of the top destinations from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport: Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis.”

“The announcement of New York LaGuardia and Boston Logan nonstop service by AirTran Airways is a significant milestone in the resurgence and growth of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport,” said Sarasota Bradenton International Airport President and Chief Executive Officer Fredrick J. Piccolo. “New York City is our number one market; and Boston, over the years, has consistently been a top five market despite the lack of nonstop service. This expansion of AirTran Airways to seven nonstop Sarasota/Bradenton destinations means both visitors and our local community are gaining the ability to fly to and from Sarasota/Bradenton without having to use other facilities. We are extremely confident the public will respond well to this new air service which will further contribute to gaining more flights from Sarasota/Bradenton.”

AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options to/from
Sarasota/Bradenton, effective November 8, 2005:

Nonstop Service to Sarasota/Bradenton

From Departs Arrives Frequency
Baltimore/Washington 7:10 a.m. 9:40 a.m. Daily
Boston 7:20 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Daily *
Atlanta 10:02 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Daily
Atlanta 12:15 p.m. 1:55 p.m. Daily
New York (LaGuardia) 12:05 p.m. 2:50 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 3:15 p.m. 4:39 p.m. Daily
Chicago (Midway) 1:45 p.m. 5:20 p.m. Daily
Detroit 3:35 p.m. 6:25 p.m. Daily **
Indianapolis 5:45 p.m. 7:55 p.m. Daily

* Nonstop service from Boston begins November 16, 2005.
** Nonstop service from Detroit begins February 15, 2006.

Nonstop Service from Sarasota/Bradenton

To Departs Arrives Frequency
Atlanta 9:00 a.m. 10:40 a.m. Daily
New York (LaGuardia) 10:20 a.m. 1:20 p.m. Daily
Chicago (Midway) 11:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Daily
Atlanta 12:10 p.m. 1:51 p.m. Daily
Detroit 12:10 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Daily **
Atlanta 2:35 p.m. 4:12 p.m. Daily
Indianapolis 3:30 p.m. 5:50 p.m. Daily
Baltimore/Washington 5:14 p.m. 7:35 p.m. Daily
Boston 6:05 p.m. 9:05 p.m. Daily *

* Nonstop service to Boston begins November 16, 2005.
** Nonstop service to Detroit begins February 15, 2006.

AirTran Airways, one of America’s largest low-fare airlines with 6,400 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates over 500 daily flights to 48 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 airtran.com (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

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