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    air tran expands Aruba flights

    as well as to other places.

    http://pressroom.airtran.com/phoenix...101&highlight=
    Press Release
    AirTran Airways Expands Caribbean Flight Options and Unveils Seasonal Service Schedule
    ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

    AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced the continued expansion of its burgeoning Caribbean flight schedule while unveiling its seasonal travel schedule.

    The Caribbean expansion includes daily service to Aruba and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from the low-cost carrier's hub in Atlanta as well as new, non-stop flights from Milwaukee to Cancun, Mexico.

    Seasonal service will begin to several of the airline's most popular spring and summer destinations in the coming weeks, including new, non-stop flights from Baltimore/Washington to San Francisco.

    "Expanding our flights to these popular Caribbean destinations makes reaching your favorite tropical island easier than ever," said Tad Hutcheson, AirTran Airways' vice president of marketing and sales. "If the islands aren't your thing, AirTran Airways can take you from the Pacific Northwest to Key West and just about everywhere in between."

    Increased Service in Atlanta

    AirTran Airways will connect dozens of cities to some of the world's most popular Caribbean islands with daily service from its Atlanta hub this spring.

    The following nonstop flights between Atlanta and Aruba will be available beginning March 7, 2011:

    Nonstop Service Between Atlanta and Aruba
    From
    To
    Flight
    Departs
    Arrives
    Frequency
    Atlanta
    Aruba
    1807
    9:25 a.m.
    2:30 p.m.
    Sat., Sun.

    Atlanta
    Aruba
    1805
    10:25 a.m.
    3:30 p.m.
    Mon., Tues., Wed., Thur., Fri.

    Aruba
    Atlanta
    1806
    4:25 p.m.
    7:50 p.m.
    Daily

    The following nonstop flights between Atlanta and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, will be available beginning February 16, 2011:

    Nonstop Service Between Atlanta and Punta Cana
    From
    To
    Flight
    Departs
    Arrives
    Frequency
    Atlanta
    Punta Cana
    1238
    10:50 a.m.
    3:25 p.m.
    Daily
    Punta Cana
    Atlanta
    1239
    4:33 p.m.
    7:40 p.m.
    Daily

    In addition to Aruba and Punta Cana, AirTran Airways is also expanding flights from Atlanta to Cancun, Mexico, to double daily on February 16, 2011, beginning flights to Bermuda on May 26, 2011, and resuming seasonal, non-stop service from Atlanta to Portland, Maine on May 4, 2011.

    Expansion in Baltimore/Washington

    AirTran Airways is launching seasonal service from the capital region to the city by the bay on May 26, 2011.

    Nonstop Service Between Baltimore/Washington and San Francisco
    From
    To
    Flight
    Departs
    Arrives
    Frequency
    Baltimore/Washington
    San Francisco
    1190
    8:14 p.m.
    11:09 p.m.
    Daily
    San Francisco
    Baltimore/Washington
    1191
    11:59 p.m.
    8:14 a.m.
    Daily

    In addition, seasonal service begins from Baltimore/Washington to Los Angeles on March 8, 2011, and Seattle on May 4, 2011. The airline will also begin previously announced service to Bermuda and increase service to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to twice daily on April 5, 2011, while adding a second daily flight on Saturdays and Sundays to Montego Bay, Jamaica on February 26, 2011.

    Upcoming Seasonal Service in Milwaukee

    AirTran Airways continues to expand its flight offering at General Mitchell International Airport this summer with new, non-stop service to Cancun, Mexico.

    The following nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Cancun, Mexico, will be available beginning May 28, 2011:

    Nonstop Service Between Milwaukee and Cancun, Mexico
    From
    To
    Flight
    Departs
    Arrives
    Frequency
    Milwaukee
    Cancun
    1108
    9:10 a.m.
    1:05 p.m.
    Sat.
    Cancun
    Milwaukee
    1109
    2:00 p.m.
    5:38 p.m.
    Sat.

    AirTran Airways is also increasing service to Tampa, Fla., and Phoenix to twice daily from Milwaukee for the summer beginning May 3, 2011.

    Increased Options From Tampa

    AirTran will resume seasonal service between Tampa and Asheville, N.C., on May 6, 2011.

    Nonstop Service Between Tampa and Asheville, N.C.
    From
    To
    Flight
    Departs
    Arrives
    Frequency
    Asheville
    Tampa
    1274
    4:12 p.m.
    5:45 p.m.
    Mon., Wed., Fri., Sun.
    Tampa
    Asheville
    1273
    2:01 p.m.
    3:32 p.m.
    Mon., Wed., Fri., Sun.

    In addition, AirTran Airways is launching previously announced service from Tampa to Key West, Fla., on March 10, 2011 and San Juan, Puerto Rico, on April 5, 2011.

    AirTran Airways is Fortune 1000 company and has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past three years and is the recipient of the prestigious 2010 Market Leadership Award from Air Transport World. 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.

    Media Contacts:
    Christopher White

    Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas

    678.254.7442
    SOURCE AirTran Airways

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    God is shining down upon Atlanta this morning. AMEN, a small prayer has been answered.

    Atlanta-Aruba
    1805
    10:25 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
    Mon., Tues., Wed., Thur., Fri.

    Aruba-Atlanta

    1806
    4:25 p.m. 7:50 p.m.
    Daily

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    buy a lottery ticket

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    It's a little late for the high season, but daily is always a good thing. I'm surprised that it took this long to go to daily flights.

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    I have to say, owning stocks, not in airline companies, I believe a company is entitled to make a profit.

    HOWEVER, when I see the fare that Delta is charging, mid-week, low season, I have an issue with it.

    June weekend fare Air Tran $457.10
    June weekend fare Delta $527.80

    June midweek fare Delta $797.10

    Competition is GOOD


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post

    Competition is GOOD
    How right you are. Just read that Southwest is coming into Newark for the first time and I'm sure that price competition will really heat up although no Aruba routes yet. Jet Blue is also planning a major expansion in Newark and hopefully they'll have a Caribbean presence. Continental now controls more than 70% of the flights in Newark, so any competition is welcome.

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    Hello competition in Canada is AIR CANADA. Remember $1600 Toronto/Aruba return!!

    We now have another airline but it doesn't seem to be helping bring down the flight prices to many destinations as it hasn't been around very long.

    Thankfully, the US Carriers come into Canada so we can get better pricing to Aruba. Good deal means we get excited to get a return flight for $800!!

    Get so jealous when I hear about all of your prices to Aruba. We would kill to be able to fly for $500.
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffnev View Post
    How right you are. Just read that Southwest is coming into Newark for the first time and I'm sure that price competition will really heat up although no Aruba routes yet.
    Southwest is leasing space in Newark from Continental and Southwest buying Air Tran can only make things even better.

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    Grrrr.....we love to fly AirTran! Just wish it would've started earlier! Oh well, there's always next year!!!!

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    the tickets are like 500 bucks cheaper compared to american, for two tickets.

    Is this airline legit? I'm about to buy.

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