AirTran Airways to Add Service to New York/Newark and Dallas/Ft. Worth From Chicago Midway Airport

Flights to New York/Newark Liberty International Airport Begin March 8, 2006; Flights to Dallas/Ft. Worth Begin May 9, 2006

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today announced the airline will again expand its route network from Chicago Midway Airport with new daily nonstop flights from Chicago to New York and from Chicago to Dallas/Ft. Worth beginning March 8, 2006, and May 9, 2006, respectively. All flights will be served by the airline’s popular Boeing 717 aircraft.

On March 8, 2006, AirTran Airways will begin three daily nonstop flights between Chicago Midway Airport and New York/Newark Liberty International Airport, as well as adding one additional daily flight to Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. The airline will begin three daily nonstop flights between Chicago Midway and Dallas/Ft. Worth International on May 9, 2006. Also, on February 15, 2006, the airline will add additional daily flights from Chicago Midway, including one nonstop flight to Atlanta, one to Orlando and one to Sarasota/Bradenton. By mid-May 2006, the airline will operate 28 daily departures from Chicago Midway to seven nonstop destinations.

“These new flights are evidence of AirTran Airways’ continued commitment to Chicago travelers, our confidence in Chicago Midway Airport and our desire to expand our presence at Chicago’s convenient downtown airport,” said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways vice president of planning. “Our service expansion to the New York area and to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex adds our unique blend of low fare, high quality service between key business and leisure markets. AirTran Airways provides business class on every flight utilizing the youngest, most modern and quiet all Boeing fleet in America.”

AirTran Airways will offer the following daily nonstop flight options to/from Chicago Midway effective March 8, 2006:

Nonstop Service from Chicago Midway

To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
New York/Newark 881 7:15 a.m. 10:19 a.m. Daily
New York/Newark 883 12:00 p.m. 3:04 p.m. Daily
New York/Newark 885 3:06 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Daily

Nonstop Service to Chicago Midway

From Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
New York/Newark 880 9:59 a.m. 11:25 a.m. Daily
New York/Newark 882 3:39 p.m. 5:05 p.m. Daily
New York/Newark 884 6:45 p.m. 8:11 p.m. Daily

AirTran Airways will offer the following daily nonstop flight options to/from Chicago Midway effective May 9, 2006:

Nonstop Service from Chicago Midway

To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Dallas/Ft. Worth 891 9:55 a.m. 12:20 p.m. Daily
Dallas/Ft. Worth 893 3:50 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Daily
Dallas/Ft. Worth 895 6:10 p.m. 8:35 p.m. Daily

Nonstop Service to Chicago Midway

From Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Dallas/Ft. Worth 890 7:00 a.m. 9:20 a.m. Daily
Dallas/Ft. Worth 892 12:55 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Daily
Dallas/Ft. Worth 896 6:50 p.m. 9:10 p.m. Daily

AirTran Airways, one of America’s largest low-fare airlines with 6,700 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates over 600 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 http://www.airtran.com/ (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

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