AirTran Airways Awarded Prestigious FAA Diamond Award for Maintenance Program

-Airline Receives Award for 14th Consecutive Year-

Aug 24, 2010, 12:00 ET from AirTran Airways

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today was presented the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) prestigious Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Award of Excellence for the 14th consecutive year.

"Receiving this award is a great distinction for AirTran Airways and a real testament to our more than 400 mechanics, inspectors and technical support Crew Members," said Klaus Goersch, AirTran Airways' executive vice president, operations and customer service. "Their dedication to continuing aviation-related education directly results in the excellent safety record we have built over the years."

The AMT program, established in 1991, honors aviation maintenance personnel and employers who participate in training opportunities that exceed FAA regulatory requirements. The Diamond Award of Excellence is the highest honor the program awards a company.

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 three years.  AirTran Airways is the only major airline with Gogo Inflight Internet on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on North America's newest all-Boeing fleet. Our low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit

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