AirTran Airways Launches New Nonstop Service Between Akron-Canton and Ft. Myers

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today kicked off the airline’s new nonstop daily service from Akron-Canton Airport to Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers. The seasonal service will operate through May 8, 2006, on the airline’s popular Boeing 737 aircraft.

The new route marks the eighth airport that AirTran Airways serves from Akron-Canton. The airline also operates nonstop daily service to Atlanta, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Las Vegas, New York (LaGuardia), Orlando and Tampa.

“The Akron-Canton Airport and AirTran Airways have together successfully grown and achieved what a lot of people didn’t think possible. It’s been exciting to work with the airport team and community leaders and to be a part of this amazing success story,” said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways’ vice president of planning. “This new service is a great way to celebrate our 10 years in the Akron-Canton market and to thank the many loyal travelers in Northeast Ohio.”

“There is no doubt that winter looks better from a beach chair in Ft. Myers,” said Akron-Canton Airport Director Fred Krum. “Thanks to AirTran Airways, northeast Ohio travelers can escape the cold weather and fly nonstop to Ft. Myers aboard big, roomy jets at a price they can afford. In fact, because of AirTran Airways’ service, we’re able to offer the lowest average fare of any airport in Ohio.”

AirTran Airways now offers the following nonstop flight options to/from Akron-Canton to/from Ft. Myers:

Nonstop Service from Akron-Canton

To Departs Arrives Frequency
Ft. Myers 9:00 a.m. 11:25 a.m. Daily

Nonstop Service to Akron-Canton

From Departs Arrives Frequency
Ft. Myers 6:30 p.m. 9:05 p.m. Daily

AirTran Airways, one of America’s largest low-fare airlines with 7,000 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 (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

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