Not Finding the Perfect Gift? AirTran Airways to Offer One-Day Shopping Getaways….

At Mall of America(R) or the Magnificent Mile

- Enjoy the World’s Best Shopping in Minneapolis/St. Paul or Chicago for $50 Roundtrip* –

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today introduced record-low sale fares between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago in time for shoppers to experience the Mall of America in Minneapolis/St. Paul or the Magnificent Mile in Chicago before the holidays.

In an unprecedented offer by the airline, fares between Chicago (Midway) and Minneapolis/St. Paul drop to $50 roundtrip* for travel on December 10 and 17, 2005. Chicagoans are able to take advantage of AirTran Airways’ newest nonstop route and enjoy the 520 stores and nation’s largest indoor amusement park and underground aquarium that Mall of America has to offer. In addition, passengers can take their boarding pass to the mall’s east guest services desk and receive a coupon book with savings worth $1,500. Minnesotans can experience shopping and winter holiday lights on the famed Magnificent Mile with the same low fares to the Windy City.

“We’re connecting shoppers with the Midwest’s two prime shopping opportunities for less than the price of a new pair of shoes,” said Tad Hutcheson, AirTran Airways vice president of marketing and sales. “You can finish up your holiday shopping and still have money left over for a nice dinner.” Convenient Light Rail Transit is available between Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and Mall of America.

AirTran Airways offers the following nonstop flights between the two markets:

Nonstop Service from Chicago (Midway)

To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency

Minneapolis/St. Paul 875 9:10 a.m. 10:35 a.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul 873 2:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul 878 4:49 p.m. 6:19 p.m. Sat, Sun

Nonstop Service to Chicago (Midway)

From Flight Departs Arrives Frequency

Minneapolis/St. Paul 872 6:25 a.m. 8:05 a.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul 874 4:35 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul 879 6:54 p.m. 8:34 p.m. Sat, Sun

AirTran Airways, one of America’s largest low-fare airlines with 6,700 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates over 600 daily flights to 49 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 (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

* All fares are one-way. All fares are non-refundable and a $50 fee per
person applies to any change made after purchase plus any applicable
increase in airfare. Fares are valid for travel on December 10 and
December 17, 2005 only. Seats are limited, subject to availability and
may not be available on all flights. Fares, routes and schedules are
subject to change without notice. Fares do not include per-segment tax
of $3.20. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. The
September 11th security fee of up to $10 is not included. Airport
Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18 are not included.

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