Flights to Gulfport/Biloxi Deliver Much Needed Assistance
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., (NYSE:AAI) , today operated two humanitarian aid flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Gulfport/Biloxi Regional Airport on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. As the largest all-jet carrier serving Gulfport/Biloxi, the airline delivered more than 52,000 pounds of water, food, clothing, medical supplies and other necessities to support the work of both the Red Cross and the Salvation Army in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
The airline partnered with Atlanta-based radio stations WVEE and WAOK to raise the awareness of the need for water, food, clothing and medical supplies for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. In a few hours on Thursday afternoon, V-103 listeners responded to solicitations by morning show hosts Frank Ski and Wanda Smith and afternoon host Ryan Cameron to bring much needed supplies for the hurricane victims.
“It was uplifting to see our Crew Members in Gulfport/Biloxi in such high spirits, and they were thrilled to see two planeloads of much needed water, food and medical supplies for the Gulf Coast residents,” stated Bob Fornaro, the airline’s president and chief operating officer. “As the largest all-jet airline serving Gulfport/Biloxi, it is only fitting that we give back to the community in its time of need.”
AirTran Airways is made up of 6,700 Crew Members who care about the 49 communities the airline serves with over 560 flights per day.
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