AirTran Airways Announces Nonstop Service Between Washington, D.C., and Milwaukee

– Low-Cost Carrier Announces Use of Slot Awarded at Reagan National by U.S. DOT –


ORLANDO, Fla., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., (NYSE:AAI) announced nonstop seasonal service today between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., and General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wis. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently awarded AirTran Airways the right to add one new daily roundtrip flight from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport beginning May 3, 2008. The airline has added the roundtrip flight to Milwaukee as part of its growth strategy for 2008. The flights will be operated with the airline’s quiet and fuel-efficient Boeing 717 aircraft.


“AirTran Airways is proud to be one of only two airlines selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin new flights from Reagan National,” said Kevin Healy, senior vice president of marketing and planning for AirTran Airways. “Our new service will mean lower fares for thousands of passengers flying to and from Washington, D.C. We pride ourselves on offering our customers convenient schedules with amenities including assigned seating, Business Class seating on every flight and complimentary XM Satellite Radio at every seat.”


AirTran Airways offers the following nonstop flight between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and General Mitchell International Airport for travel effective May 3, 2008:

          Nonstop Service Between Washington, D.C. and Milwaukee

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency

Washington, D.C. Milwaukee 521 5:10 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Daily

Milwaukee Washington, D.C. 522 1:34 p.m. 4:24 p.m. Daily


Following is a sample of fares* AirTran Airways will offer for its new flights between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. Fares listed are one way, available daily and are valid in either direction:

     Destination         Introductory     Lowest            Lowest
Sale Fare Walk-up Business Class

Washington, D.C.
(Reagan National)
to/from Milwaukee $59 $189 $309


AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company, offers more than 700 affordable, daily flights to 58 U.S. destinations. With 8,900 friendly Crew Members and America’s youngest all-Boeing fleet, AirTran Airways provides XM Satellite Radio and Business Class seating on every flight. For more information and free online booking, visit http://www.airtran.com/.

  * All fares are one-way. Introductory sale fare and lowest walk-up fare
are non-refundable, and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made
after purchase plus any applicable increase in airfare. Reservations may
be obtained or changed through an AirTran Airways Telephone Reservations
Center for an additional $10.00 per person. Introductory sale fares must
be purchased by March 31, 2008. Travel must be completed by June 11,
2008. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice.
Fares do not include per-segment tax of $3.50. 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.

Media Contacts: AirTran Airways
Tad Hutcheson
Judy Graham-Weaver
Quinnie Jenkins
678.254.7442


First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: [email protected]


Source: AirTran Airways