AirTran Airways Launches Milwaukee Expansion With Nonstop Flights to More Destinations

– Stormin’ Gorman Thomas Helps Airline Hit a Home Run With Nonstop Flights from Coast to Coast –


ORLANDO, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today launched additional flights from General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee with the help of former professional baseball All-Star Gorman Thomas. The popular center fielder and member of the Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame threw a ceremonial “first pitch” to officially kick off AirTran Airways’ new nonstop flights to both coasts.


The flight expansion began Saturday, May 3 with nonstop service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., and continues today with the start of nonstop seasonal flights to the following destinations: Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Calif.; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Wash.; San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Calif.; and LaGuardia Airport in New York, N.Y. The expansion line-up continues on May 21 with the start of nonstop service to: Logan International Airport in Boston, Mass., San Diego International Airport in San Diego and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nev.


With the addition of these new flights, AirTran Airways will provide 20 peak day departures to 13 nonstop destinations from Milwaukee. All routes will be served with the airline’s popular and fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 and Boeing 717-200 aircraft, which make up America’s youngest all-Boeing fleet.


AirTran Airways also announced a new partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee to sponsor all of the organization’s summer sports leagues. The airline is involved in each of the communities it serves, and focuses its community efforts on three primary areas: kids, sports and leadership. The new sponsorship of the YMCA ties in perfectly with those efforts.


“We’re excited to provide Southeast Wisconsin with these additional flights from coast to coast,” said Tad Hutcheson, AirTran Airways vice president of marketing and sales. “Our airline offers Milwaukee residents both low fares and high quality customer service, including Business Class on every flight and complimentary XM Satellite Radio at every seat, so Brewers fans can listen to the game in the air. With the addition of our new nonstop flights, AirTran Airways will not only increase the options available to local residents, but will help bring more visitors to the City of Festivals this summer.”


AirTran Airways offers the following nonstop flight between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and General Mitchell International Airport:

 Nonstop Service between Milwaukee and Washington D.C. (Reagan National)

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency

Washington D.C. Milwaukee 521 5:10 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Daily
(Reagan National)
Milwaukee Washington D.C. 522 1:34 p.m. 4:24 p.m. Daily
(Reagan National)


The following nonstop flight options will be available between General Mitchell International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, effective May 6, 2008:

            Nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Los Angeles

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency

Los Angeles Milwaukee 311 7:00 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Daily
Los Angeles Milwaukee 514 11:20 a.m. 5:05 p.m. Daily
Milwaukee Los Angeles 517 8:25 a.m. 10:40 a.m. Daily
Milwaukee Los Angeles 344 7:30 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Daily


The following nonstop flight options will be available between General Mitchell International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, effective May 6, 2008:

              Nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Seattle

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency

Seattle Milwaukee 688 10:40 a.m. 5:15 p.m. Daily
Milwaukee Seattle 216 8:45 a.m. 10:50 a.m. Daily


The following nonstop flight options will be available between General Mitchell International Airport and San Francisco International Airport, effective May 6, 2008:

           Nonstop flights between Milwaukee and San Francisco

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency

San Francisco Milwaukee 343 11:30 p.m. 5:26 a.m.* Daily
Milwaukee San Francisco 327 7:40 p.m. 10:04 p.m. Daily
*arrives next day


The following nonstop flight options will be available between General Mitchell International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York, for travel effective May 6, 2008:

        Nonstop flights between Milwaukee and New York (LaGuardia)

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency

Milwaukee New York (LaGuardia) 508 7:25 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Daily
Milwaukee New York (LaGuardia) 311 1:25 p.m. 4:29 p.m. Daily
Milwaukee New York (LaGuardia) 514 5:45 p.m. 8:50 p.m. Daily
New York Milwaukee 216 6:45 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Daily
(LaGuardia)
New York Milwaukee 509 1:20 p.m. 2:35 p.m. Daily
(LaGuardia)
New York Milwaukee 327 5:25 p.m. 6:40 p.m. Daily
(LaGuardia)


The following nonstop flight options will be available between General Mitchell International Airport and Logan International Airport, effective May 21, 2008:

               Nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Boston

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency

Boston Milwaukee 513 6:15 a.m. 7:40 a.m. Daily
Boston Milwaukee 516 5:25 p.m. 6:50 p.m. Daily
Milwaukee Boston 518 7:15 a.m. 10:25 a.m. Daily
Milwaukee Boston 688 5:50 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Daily


The following nonstop flight options will be available between General Mitchell International Airport and San Diego International Airport, effective May 21, 2008:

             Nonstop flights between Milwaukee and San Diego

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency

San Diego Milwaukee 512 11:15 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Daily
Milwaukee San Diego 513 8:20 a.m. 10:35 a.m. Daily


The following nonstop flight options will be available between General Mitchell International Airport and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, effective May 21, 2008:

             Nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Las Vegas

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency

Las Vegas Milwaukee 519 11:50 p.m. 5:30 a.m.* Daily
Milwaukee Las Vegas 516 7:55 p.m. 9:55 p.m. Daily
*arrives next day


AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company ranked number one in the 2008 Airline Quality Rating study, 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/.

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


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Source: AirTran Airways


CONTACT: Tad Hutcheson, Judy Graham-Weaver, Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas, or
Quinnie Jenkins, all of AirTran Airways, +1-678-254-7442


Web site: http://www.airtran.com/