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AirTran Airways Announces Service to Burlington International Airport

Burlington Service Begins May 21, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 15, 2008) – AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced plans to begin service to Burlington, VT., the airline’s 57th destination.  Effective May 21, 2008, the expanding low-fare carrier will offer three daily nonstop flights between Burlington International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.  The route will be served by AirTran Airways’ popular Boeing 717-200 aircraft, which seats 117 passengers (12 in Business Class and 105 in coach).

In addition to the nonstop flights, AirTran Airways connects to 14 destinations through Baltimore/Washington, including flights to five popular Florida destinations: Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Sarasota/Bradenton and Tampa.

“With its picturesque landscapes, world class ski resorts and fresh air, Vermont is a beautiful place to visit, whatever the season.” said Tad Hutcheson, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for AirTran Airways. “Our new nonstop service makes it easier to travel between Burlington and the Baltimore / Washington area, and offers convenient connections to popular destinations including Florida and Atlanta. Travelers in the Burlington and Montréal area  will fall in love with our low-fare, high quality service which includes business class,  free XM Satellite Radio at every seat and EasyFit overhead bins.”

"AirTran Airways’ arrival is a winning combination for AirTran and Vermont. It grows our air transportation grid and opens new possibilities that will give Vermonters and visitors an opportunity for low-fare service that is a lot closer to home", said U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT.).

Vermont Governor Jim Douglas commented, "I am very pleased that travelers from the Burlington International Airport will have another affordable choice for daily service to the Washington DC area.  Commerce and tourism in our state will both benefit from their presence.  On behalf of all Vermonters, I welcome AirTran Airways to our state.”

"AirTran Airways is a great addition to the Burlington International Airport that will enhance travel options for residents and visitors alike", said Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss.  "Burlington is looking forward to this new partnership with AirTran Airways".

The following nonstop flights between Burlington and Baltimore/Washington will be available beginning May 21, unless otherwise indicated:

Nonstop Service from Burlington to Baltimore/Washington

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Burlington Baltimore/Washington 878* 6:30 a.m. 8:05 a.m. Daily
Burlington Baltimore/Washington 870 1:14 p.m. 2:49 p.m. Daily
Burlington Baltimore/Washington 876 6:05 p.m. 7:40 p.m. Daily

*Effective May 22, 2008

Nonstop Service from Baltimore/Washington to Burlington

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Baltimore/Washington Burlington 953 11:09 a.m. 12:44 p.m. Daily
Baltimore/Washington Burlington 875 4:00 p.m. 5:35 p.m. Daily
Baltimore/Washington Burlington 877 8:55 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Daily

Following is a sample of fares* AirTran Airways will offer for its new flights to/from Burlington.  Travel on introductory fares must be booked by March 17, 2008, for travel through June 11, 2008.  Fares listed are one way, available daily and are valid in either direction:

Destination Introductory Fare Lowest Walk-up Lowest Business Class
Baltimore/Washington $59 $159 $259

AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company, offers more than 700 affordable, daily flights to 57 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