AirTran Airways Starts Flights and Knocks Out High Fares in San Juan

AirTran Airways Starts Flights and Knocks Out High Fares in San Juan

Professional Boxer Miguel Cotto Helps Airline "Break the Low Fare Barrier"


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Orlando, FL–(HISPANIC PR
WIRE – PRNewswire)–March 5, 2008–AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings,
Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today launched flights at San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International
Airport (SJU) with the help of professional Puerto Rican boxer and current World
Boxing Association Welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, who threw a ceremonial
“first punch” to announce AirTran Airways’ arrival. 

The airline also celebrated
the new flights with traditional Puerto Rican music and dancers, who led Cotto,
AirTran representatives and local dignitaries in a parade through the terminal
prior to the official launch.

AirTran Airways will offer
nonstop flights between San Juan and both Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
in Atlanta, Ga., and Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Fla.  Travelers
departing from San Juan can connect to 54 cities nationwide via Atlanta and
Orlando. 

“AirTran is thrilled
and proud to land in San Juan.  We’ll be providing puertorriquenos with
additional flights and easier access to the mainland, even as we bring tourists
to Puerto Rico to enjoy the many attractions San Juan has to offer,” said
Paul Clements, general sales manager for AirTran Airways.  “Passengers
flying to and from San Juan will be able to enjoy our many amenities, including
free XM Satellite Radio at every seat and EasyFit overhead bins.”

“We’re excited to welcome
AirTran Airways into the family of airlines that service the island and view
Puerto Rico as the perfect arena for growth and business development,”
said Terestella Gonzalez Denton, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism
Company. “The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has a proud and longstanding
history of working alongside the airline industry to positively impact its business
ventures. This new service will provide a viable travel option to and from the
southeast U.S., home to some of our most popular markets”.  

The following nonstop
flights between Atlanta and San Juan and Orlando and San Juan will begin March
5:

Nonstop Service Between
Atlanta and San Juan

     
From          To      
Flight   Departs      Arrives  
Frequency

    
Atlanta     San Juan      21   
11:00 a.m.   3:30 p.m.    Daily 
    San
Juan      Atlanta     485    
4:30 p.m.   7:35 p.m.  M,T,W,Th,F,Sun
    San
Juan      Atlanta      10    
4:35 p.m.   7:40 p.m.  Saturday

Nonstop Service Between
Orlando and San Juan

   
  From          To      
Flight   Departs      Arrives  
Frequency

    
Orlando     San Juan     481   
10:45 a.m.   2:30 p.m.    Daily
    San
Juan      Orlando     460    
3:20 p.m.   5:25 p.m.    Daily

    The
flight times will change with daylight savings time on March 9, 2008:

Nonstop Service Between Atlanta
and San Juan

      From         
To       Flight   Departs     
Arrives   Frequency

     Atlanta     San Juan     
21    11:00 a.m.   2:30 p.m.    Daily 
    San Juan      Atlanta    
485     3:30 p.m.   7:35 p.m.  M,T,W,Th,F,Sun
    San Juan      Atlanta     
10     3:30 p.m.   7:35 p.m.  Saturday

Nonstop Service Between Orlando and San Juan

     
From          To      
Flight   Departs     Arrives   
Frequency

    
Orlando     San Juan     481   
10:45 a.m.   1:30 p.m.    Daily 
    San
Juan      Orlando     460    
2:20 p.m.   5:25 p.m.  M,T,W,Th,Sa
    San
Juan      Orlando     469    
2:20 p.m.   5:25 p.m.  Fri, Sun

The following nonstop
flight between San Juan and Orlando will be added to the schedule beginning
April 9, 2008:

Nonstop Service Between
Orlando and San Juan beginning April 9

     
From          To      
Flight   Departs    Arrives    Frequency

    
Orlando     San Juan      
3     1:05 p.m.  3:55 p.m.    Daily 
    San
Juan      Orlando      
4     4:40 p.m.  7:45 p.m.    Daily 

Following is a sample
of fares* AirTran Airways will offer for its new flights to/from San Juan. 
Fares listed are one way, available daily and are valid in either direction:
  

    Destination     
Sample 14-day     Sample Walk-up    
Sample Business
                  
Advanced Purchase                          
Class  

    
Atlanta            
$119              
$184              
$349
    
Orlando             
$69               $132              
$339

AirTran Airways, a
Fortune 1000 company, offers more than 700 affordable, daily flights to 58 U.S.
destinations. With 8,900 friendly Crew Members and America’s youngest all-Boeing
fleet, AirTran Airways provides XM Satellite Radio and Business Class seating
on every flight.  For more information and free online booking, visit http://www.airtran.com.

*All fares are one-way.
Lowest leisure and walk-up fares are non-refundable and a $75 fee per person
applies to any change made after purchase, plus any applicable increase in airfare.
Reservations may be obtained or changed through an AirTran Airways Telephone
Reservations Center for an additional $10 per person. Lowest leisure fare is
valid for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Fares, routes, and schedules
are subject to change without notice. Fares do not include per-segment tax of
$3.50. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. The September 11th
security fee of up to $10 is not included. Airport Passenger Facility Charges
of up to $18 are not included. Fares to/from Puerto Rico do not include additional
government taxes of up to $30.80.

AirTran Airways Starts Flights and Knocks Out High Fares in San Juan