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Aruba Is AirTran's Newest Destination

AirTran Airways Continues Caribbean Expansion by Announcing Flights to Aruba

ORLANDO, Fla. (September 15, 2009) — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today released schedules for new service to Aruba. These flights will mark the airline’s fifth Caribbean destination and are in addition to recently announced service to Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Nassau, Bahamas and existing service to Cancun, Mexico, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

"Adding Aruba to our list of Caribbean destinations gives our customers more choices than ever when looking for an escape from winter," said Kevin Healy, senior vice president, marketing and planning. “Dipping your toes in Caribbean sand has never been easier and we’ll get you there from Orlando just in time for the Grand Parade of Carnival.”

AirTran Airways is already a leading carrier to winter sun destinations, with flights to Cancun, Mexico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Phoenix, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and 10 cities in Florida. The airline currently operates the nation's largest low-fare carrier hub in Atlanta and offers flights to more destinations than any other carrier from Orlando.

The following nonstop flights to and from Aruba will be available beginning December 19, 2009:

From To Flight Departs   Arrives   Frequency Equipment
Atlanta Aruba 871 11:10 a.m. 4:05 p.m. Saturday 737
Aruba Atlanta 872 4:50 p.m. 7:50 p.m. Saturday 737

The following nonstop flights to and from Aruba will be available beginning February 13, 2010:

From To Flight Departs   Arrives   Frequency Equipment
Orlando Aruba 494 10:06 a.m. 2:15 p.m. Saturday 737
Aruba Orlando 495 3:00 p.m. 5:13 p.m. Saturday 737

*Flights to and from Aruba, are subject to final government approval

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI) and a Fortune 1000 company, has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past two year. AirTran is the only major airline with Wi-Fi on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on North America’s newest all-Boeing fleet. Its low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit www.airtran.com.

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