AirTran Airways Brings Back Scheduled Service to Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss.

-Low Cost Leader Adds Flights to Atlanta and Tampa-

Jan 08, 2010, 11:00 ET from AirTran Airways

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today resumed scheduled service from Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss., to the carrier's hub in Atlanta and added new service from Gulfport/Biloxi to Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla.

"AirTran Airways is excited to be returning to the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast," said Kevin Healy, senior vice president, marketing and planning. "Getting to the area's popular casinos is easier than ever with AirTran Airways' fleet of Boeing 717 aircraft, all equipped with Wi-Fi, and the friendliest, most affordable service around."

Residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will also have access to virtually the entire AirTran network of more than 60 cities.

The following nonstop flights to and from Gulfport/Biloxi will be available beginning January 8, 2010:

      From         To     Flight  Departs    Arrives     Frequency   Equipment
    --------    --------  ------ ---------  ---------  ------------- ---------
     Atlanta    Gulfport/  1590  11:00 a.m. 11:27 a.m. Wed, Fri, Sun   717

    Gulfport/   Atlanta    1593   4:03 p.m.  6:22 p.m. Wed, Fri, Sun   717

     Tampa/St.  Gulfport/  1592   3:00 p.m.  3:33 p.m. Wed, Fri, Sun   717
    Petersburg   Biloxi

    Gulfport/   Tampa/St.  1591  12:00 p.m.  2:25 p.m. Wed, Fri. Sun   717
     Biloxi    Petersburg

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 years. 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

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