Ole! AirTran Airways Announces New Service To Cancun, Mexico

 By: MP Mexico News Staff

Airline Goes South of the Border to Give Sun-Seekers Low Fares –

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today announced plans to expand its Caribbean services with new flights to Cancun, Mexico, effective February 25, 2009. The expanding low-fare carrier will offer roundtrip nonstop flights between Cancun International Airport and both Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

“Cancun is a premier vacation destination, and we will begin offering flights just in time to drive down fares and accommodate heavy passenger traffic for Winter and Spring Breaks,” said Kevin Healy, senior vice president of marketing and planning for AirTran Airways. “AirTran Airways is committed to providing our customers with high quality service and low fares to the destinations they prefer.”

Connections to Cancun will be available from throughout the AirTran Airways network. In addition to the nonstop flights, AirTran Airways will connect 55 destinations to Cancun through Atlanta, including Orlando, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio, and Philadelphia, PA. The airline connects to 7 destinations through Baltimore/Washington, including Boston, Milwaukee, and Burlington.

The following nonstop flights between Cancun and Atlanta will be available beginning February 25*:

  Nonstop Service Between Cancun and Atlanta

  From         To       Flight       Departs        Arrives     Frequency
  —-        —-      ——       ——-        ——-     ———
  Atlanta    Cancun       41        10:00 a.m.     11:30 a.m.     Daily
  Cancun     Atlanta      42        12:15 p.m.      3:50 p.m.     Daily
  * Subject to government approval (both U.S. & Mexico)

The following nonstop flights between Cancun and Baltimore/Washington will be available beginning March 7*:

  Nonstop Service Between Cancun and Baltimore/Washington

  From          To           Flight    Departs       Arrives    Frequency
  —-         —-          ——    ——-       ——-    ———
  Baltimore/  Cancun           84     11:35 a.m.    2:00 p.m.   Sat / Sun**

  Cancun      Baltimore/       85      2:45 p.m.    7:10 p.m.   Sat / Sun**

  * Subject to government approval (both U.S. & Mexico)
  ** Does not operate on Sunday March 8, 2009

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , a Fortune 1000 company, is ranked number one in the 2008 Airline Quality Rating study. The airline offers coast-to-coast flights, North America’s newest all-Boeing fleet, friendly service and Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit http://www.airtran.com/.