AirTran Airways Becomes Only Low-Cost Carrier to Offer Nonstop Service From Chicago's Midway Airport to Miami and West Palm Beach
- Flights Take Off February 2007 -
AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced the expansion of the airline's operations from Chicago's Midway International Airport with new nonstop service to Miami International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport.
As the fastest growing low-fare airline in Chicago, AirTran Airways is the only carrier to offer nonstop service to these popular Florida destinations from Midway Airport. The routes will take effect on February 7, 2007, and will operate on the efficient Boeing 717-200 and 737-700 aircraft, which make up the airline's youngest all-Boeing fleet in the country.
"Today's announcement of new nonstop service is in direct response to overwhelming customer demand for a more affordable and convenient travel option for Chicago customers to Miami and West Palm Beach," said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways' vice president of planning and scheduling. "The new service is a testament to our commitment to the Chicago area and we will continue to provide travelers with convenient, affordable options without sacrificing our top-notch customer service and everyday low fares."
"We are pleased that AirTran Airways has steadily increased service at Midway International Airport," said Chicago Aviation Commissioner Nuria I. Fernandez. "This expansion will offer an even greater number of travel options for the citizens of Chicago and surrounding communities."
With these new flights AirTran Airways will offer 33 daily departures from Chicago (Midway) and continues to amplify its presence in the Windy City as Miami and West Palm Beach will be the airline's ninth and tenth nonstop markets. Other Chicago (Midway) nonstop destinations served by the airline include: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York (Newark), Orlando and Sarasota/Bradenton.
AirTran Airways now offers the following nonstop flight options between Chicago's Midway International Airport and Miami International Airport:
Nonstop Service between Chicago (Midway) and Miami From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Chicago (Midway) Miami 566 7:40 a.m. 11:40 a.m. Daily From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Miami Chicago (Midway) 567 12:20 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Daily
AirTran Airways now offers the following nonstop flight options between Chicago's Midway International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport:
Nonstop Service between Chicago (Midway) and West Palm Beach From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Chicago (Midway) West Palm Beach 763 3:15 p.m. 7:10 p.m. Daily From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency West Palm Beach Chicago (Midway) 764 5:33 p.m. 7:38 p.m. Daily
AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company and one of America's largest low- fare airlines with 7,800 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates nearly 700 daily flights to 50 destinations. The airline's hub is at Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it is the second largest carrier. AirTran Airways' aircraft features the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 and 717- 200 to create America's youngest all-Boeing fleet. The airline is also the first carrier to install XM Satellite Radio on a commercial aircraft and the only airline with Business Class and XM Satellite Radio on every flight. For reservations or more information, visit http://www.airtran.com (America Online Keyword: AirTran).
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