AirTran Airways Named Best Airline Value by Entrepreneur Magazine

- Airline Recognized in Best Airline Category for Sixth Time –

ORLANDO, Fla., April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , has been named “Best Airline Value” in the April 2006 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine. This year, the magazine combined two categories — Best Low-Fare Airline Value and Best Major Airline Value — and gave the overall award to AirTran Airways. The prestigious business publication has recognized AirTran Airways in the Best Low-Fare Airline Value category a total of five times in previous years.

Entrepreneur Magazine stated that AirTran Airways has “improved the business travel experience more for the greatest number of independent travelers. Fares are lower and restrictions fewer among nearly all airlines as a result of the influence of AirTran.”

“Entrepreneur Magazine has bestowed this prestigious award on us based on our merits, which include our affordable fares, excellent customer service, and numerous amenities,” said Joe Leonard, AirTran Airways’ chairman and chief executive officer. “As many airlines cut back on services that travelers have become accustomed to, AirTran Airways continues to offer Business Class on every flight, XM Satellite Radio and an award-winning Frequent Flyer program.”

Entrepreneur Magazine created the Business Travel Awards 13 years ago to help cost-conscious entrepreneurs find the most bang for their business travel buck. The companies recognized in this special issue offer the best travel products and services for entrepreneurs at the most affordable prices.

AirTran Airways, one of America’s largest low-fare airlines with 7,000 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates over 600 daily flights to 50 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 and the only airline with Business Class and XM Satellite Radio on every flight. For reservations or more information, visit (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

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