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Encyclopedia > AirTran Airways
AirTran Airways
IATA
FL
ICAO
TRS
Callsign
CITRUS
Founded 1993
Hubs Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Secondary hubs Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Orlando International Airport
Focus cities Akron-Canton Regional Airport
Boston Logan International Airport
Chicago Midway International Airport
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Indianapolis International Airport
McCarran International Airport
Southwest Florida International Airport
Tampa International Airport
Frequent flyer program A+ Rewards
Fleet size 137
Destinations 55
Parent company AirTran Holdings
Company slogan Go. There's Nothing Stopping You.
Headquarters Orlando, Florida
Key people Joe Leonard (Chairman & CEO)
Robert Fornaro (COO)
Stan Gadek (CFO)
Website: http://www.airtran.com

AirTran Airways is a low-cost airline that is a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Orlando, Florida, USA and is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings. AirTran operates over 750 daily flights throughout the eastern USA and the Midwest, including over 270 daily departures from Atlanta. It is the world's largest Boeing 717 operator. AirTran's principal hub is at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and the airline's parent company, AirTran Holdings, is headquartered at Orlando International Airport, where AirTran also maintains a secondary hub. Image File history File links AirTran_Airways_Logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... FAA diagram of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL, FAA LID: ATL), locally known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson, or simply Hartsfield, is located seven miles (11 km) south of the central business district of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI) serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. ... “KMCO” redirects here. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... FAA diagram of Akron-Canton Airport Akron-Canton Airport (IATA: CAK, ICAO: KCAK) is a commercial Class C airport located in southern Summit County, Ohio (a very small portion of both runways extend into Stark County,) roughly 10 miles southeast of Akron, Ohio, and roughly 10 miles northwest of Canton... KBOS is the airport identification code. ... The Greater-Chicago Area featuring Chicago-Midway and OHare International Airports Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located on the citys southwest side, eight miles from Chicagos Loop. ... FAA diagram of FLL “FLL” redirects here. ... Midfield Terminal Project Midfield Terminal Rendering Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND, FAA LID: IND) is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) southwest of the central business district of Indianapolis, a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. ... FAA diagram of McCarran International Airport “LAS” redirects here. ... Southwest Florida International Airport (IATA: RSW, ICAO: KRSW) is an airport located in South Fort Myers, Florida. ... FAA diagram of Tampa International Airport (TPA) Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA, ICAO: KTPA) is a public airport located in Tampa, Florida in the United States, serving the Tampa Bay Area. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... AirTran Holdings NYSE: AAI is an airline holding company. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ... CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ... Boeing 737-200 of low-cost Irish airline Ryanair A low-cost carrier (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier) is an airline that offers low fares but eliminates most traditional passenger services. ... A Delaware corporation is a corporation chartered in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... AirTran Holdings NYSE: AAI is an airline holding company. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... FAA diagram of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL, FAA LID: ATL), locally known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson, or simply Hartsfield, is located seven miles (11 km) south of the central business district of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... The Boeing 717 is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... FAA diagram of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL, FAA LID: ATL), locally known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson, or simply Hartsfield, is located seven miles (11 km) south of the central business district of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... “KMCO” redirects here. ...

Contents

History

The airline was established in June 1993 and started operations on October 26, 1993 as Conquest Sun Airlines. It was renamed AirTran Airways in August 1994. is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Following objections from Northwest Airlines to AirTran Airways' entry into the jet carrier business, its parent company signed an agreement with Northwest for the spin-off to shareholders of the non-airline businesses. They became part of a new holding company, AirWays Corporation, which also owned Mesaba Airlines. Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... Mesaba Airlines (IATA: XJ, ICAO: MES, and Callsign: Mesaba) [1] is an American regional airline based in Eagan, Minnesota. ...


In July 1997, AirWays Corporation announced a merger with ValuJet Airlines. In one of the U.S. airline industry's first reverse mergers, ValuJet was re-named AirTran Airways in 1997. This was done because the firm's public image never recovered from the crash of ValuJet Flight 592. On September 24, 1997 the parent company became AirTran Holdings Inc, and operations under new management began on September 1, 1998. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A reverse takeover occurs when a smaller company acquires ownership of a larger company. ... ValuJet Flight 592 was a flight that crashed on May 11, 1996 en route from Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida to Hartsfield International Airport (now known as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) in Atlanta, Georgia. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


In October 1997, AirTran began assigning seats on its planes. AirTran has previously offered first come, first served, onboard seating (known by passengers as "the cattle call"), a practice popular with high-frequency, low-fare carriers (notably Southwest Airlines). The next month they added Business Class seats on every flight. Previously all flights had been in an all-coach (all-economy class) configuration. The old routes from Orlando by AirTran were systematically ended following the merger with ValuJet Airlines to focus on Atlanta. In March 1998, AirTran began a frequent flier program called A+ Rewards. In June 1998, Entrepreneur Magazine gave the airline its 1998 award for "Best Domestic Low-Fare Airline". The airline also won this award in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005. In July 1998, AirTran reported its first profitable quarter since early 1996. Southwest Airlines, Inc. ... Entrepreneur Magazine is a publication that carries news stories about entrepreneurialism, small business management, and business opportunities. ...


On September 24, 1999 AirTran Airways became the first airline in the world to take delivery of the Boeing 717; it entered service on October 12, 1999. On December 12, 2000, AirTran launched services from Atlanta to its first international destination, Grand Bahama Island. is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Boeing 717 is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Grand Bahama from space, June 1998 Grand Bahama is one of the northernmost of the islands of the Bahamas, and the closest major island to the United States, lying just 55 mi (90 km) off the coast of the state of Florida. ...


Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, AirTran reduced its flight schedule by 20%. However, on October 7, 2001, AirTran returned to its normal schedule. The airline also took temporary concessions from several employee groups, and restored pay 45 days later. On October 15, 2001, AirTran became the first airline in the nation to reinforce the cockpit doors on all its aircraft, although with one of the smallest fleets of any US airlines and a much smaller service area, this was a greatly simplified task by comparison. In November 2002, AirTran entered into an agreement with Air Wisconsin to provide regional jet service on some AirTran routes to free up Boeing 717 aircraft, a service called AirTran JetConnect. This agreement was terminated in mid-2004. A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... An AWAC Canadair Regional Jet prepares to depart to Madison, Wisconsin from Chicago OHare. ... AirTran JetConnect was the name of AirTran Airways former regional airline service, which flew regional jet aircraft from AirTran Airways hub in Atlanta. ...


In June 2003, AirTran began new services operated by Ryan International Airlines to Denver, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles using Ryan International Airbus A320s painted in Air Tran livery, making it a coast-to-coast airline. Ryan International Airlines is an American FAR 121 supplemental airline. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Vegas redirects here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


On July 1, 2003, AirTran placed an order for 100 Boeing 737 aircraft. In October 2003, AirTran began services to Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National Airport, and to San Francisco the following month. On January 5, 2004 AirTran's last Douglas DC-9 was retired, leaving it with a fleet of more than 70 Boeing 717s. The first Boeing 737 entered AirTran's fleet in June 2004, ending the service by Ryan. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Color enhanced USGS satellite image of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, taken April 26, 2002. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names. ...


AirTran recently completed the process of installing in-flight entertainment onboard all its aircraft in both business class and coach. AirTran Airways features over 100 channels of XM satellite radio and has used Elton John's face as a promotional tool for the new service. “XM” redirects here. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...


In June 2005, AirTran announced plans to launch services from Atlanta and Tampa to Cancún, Mexico, its second international destination, beginning in December. However, following the damage caused by Hurricane Wilma, the service has been shelved. By January 2007, AirTran's newest destination was Newburgh, New York, along with Westchester county airport, bringing new service to the Hudson Valley. Nickname: Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Giant Mexican flag in the Hotel Zone Cancún (pronounced as IPA: ) is a coastal city in Mexicos easternmost state, Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. ... Lowest pressure 882 mbar (hPa; 26. ... Newburgh is both a city and a town in Orange County, New York. ... “NY” redirects here. ... For the magazine, see Hudson Valley (magazine). ...


On May 23, 2006, AirTran accepted one of the last two Boeing 717s delivered in a ceremony with Midwest Airlines, who accepted the other 717. With the closure of the assembly line in Long Beach, California, this marks the end of commercial aircraft final assembly in California and the closure of the former Douglas commercial jet assembly facility. Large military jets are still produced in Long Beach, but it is expected to end in a few years when the C-17 production ends. is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In November 2006, AirTran Airways partnered with Frontier Airlines, allowing frequent flyers to earn airline miles in either AirTran's A+ Rewards, or Frontier's EarlyReturns frequent flyer program. This is known as reciprocal earning (as opposed to reciprocal redemption). In addition the airlines will refer customers to each other when appropriate. For the similarly named Frontier Flying Service see Frontier Flying Service. ...


On November 28, 2006, AirTran announced new daily nonstop service from Atlanta (ATL) to Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) to begin on February 15, 2007. The new service to Phoenix comes as a result of AirTran Airways' recent online survey that asked consumers, “Where do you want low fares next?” Initiated late last month, AirTran Airways dedicated a portion of its web site to the survey where consumers could log on and vote for the airline's next destination. Phoenix ultimately emerged as AirTran Airways' next destination. is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL) is located in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA metropolitan area, and is the busiest airport (in terms of passengers enplaned and deplaned) in the world, with Chicagos OHare as a rival. ... “PHX” redirects here. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


In December of 2006 Air Tran Holdings announced that it had been trying to acquire Midwest Air Group. The details on this acquisition are in the AirTran Holdings article. Midwest Air Group, Inc. ... AirTran Holdings NYSE: AAI is an airline holding company. ...


On January 10, 2007, AirTran started service to Daytona Beach (DAB) and to Newburgh (SWF) utilizing their Boeing 717 aircraft. Ground handling is provided by Air Wisconsin, which also handles United Express/Mesa Airlines. is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Daytona Beach International Airport (IATA: DAB, ICAO: KDAB) is a public airport located in western Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Stewart International Airport (IATA: SWF, ICAO: KSWF) is located near Newburgh, New York, in the southern Hudson Valley, 55 miles (88. ... An AWAC Canadair Regional Jet prepares to depart to Madison, Wisconsin from Chicago OHare. ... United Express is a brand name under which seven regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines. ... Mesa Airlines (IATA: YV, ICAO: ASH, and Callsign: Air Shuttle), a subsidiary of Mesa Air Group, is a US airline headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona which operates flights as Air Midwest, United Express and US Airways Express. ...


On January 23, 2007, AirTran announced new nonstops from their Atlanta hub (ATL) to St. Louis (STL) and San Diego (SAN). Service to St. Louis began on May 8, 2007, and service to San Diego began on May 24, 2007. is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL) is located in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA metropolitan area, and is the busiest airport (in terms of passengers enplaned and deplaned) in the world, with Chicagos OHare as a rival. ... Lambert-St. ... FAA diagram of San Diego International Airport San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN, ICAO: KSAN, FAA LID: SAN), also known as Lindbergh Field, is located in San Diego, California. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


On February 22, 2007, AirTran announced new nonstops from their Atlanta hub (ATL) to Charleston, SC (CHS), which began on May 24, 2007. Five days later, on February 27, 2007, AirTran also announced the addition of new nonstops from Baltimore (BWI) and Orlando (MCO) to Portland, Maine (PWM), which began on June 7, 2007. is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL) is located in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA metropolitan area, and is the busiest airport (in terms of passengers enplaned and deplaned) in the world, with Chicagos OHare as a rival. ... Charleston International Airport (IATA: CHS, ICAO: KCHS) is an airport located nine miles (14 km) northwest of the city of Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina, USA. The airport has two runways which it shares with Charleston Air Force Base. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI) serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. ... “KMCO” redirects here. ... PWM logo Portland International Jetport (IATA: PWM, ICAO: KPWM) is a public airport located 2 miles (3 km) west of Portland, in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


On July 16, 2007, AirTran Airways announced it would discontinue service to Grand Bahama Island on September 5, 2007. AirTran was operating at a loss to this destination and was unable to renegotiate a subsidy through the Ministry of Tourism. As a result, AirTran Airways is allowing customers with reservations past the end date to receive a full refund. is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Grand Bahama from space, June 1998 Grand Bahama is one of the northernmost of the islands of the Bahamas, and the closest major island to the United States, lying just 55 mi (90 km) off the coast of the state of Florida. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


On August 12, 2007, AirTran announced its attempt to purchase Midwest Airlines had expired, while TPG Capital, in partnership with Northwest Airlines, had entered into an agreement to purchase Midwest Airlines for an amount larger than the AirTran Airways proposal. However, on August 14, 2007, AirTran increased its offer to the equivalent of $16.25 a share, slightly more than the $16 a share from TPG Capital investors group.[1] However, Midwest announced TPG would increase its offer to $17 per share and a definitive agreement had been reached late on August 16, 2007.[2] is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 taxiing for departure at John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, California, USA) in February 2004 For the Egyptian airline see: Midwest Airlines (Egypt) Midwest Airlines is an American scheduled passenger airline based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operating from General Mitchell International Airport. ... TPG Capital, L.P. (formerly Texas Pacific Group, commonly referred as TPG) is a private equity investment firm founded by David Bonderman, James Coulter and William S. Price III in 1992. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Recently Airtran has stopped its Chicago Midway International Airport expansion and is now focusing on Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport to compete with Midwest Airlines. Lack of gate space at Midway Airport was a reason to change airports. Airtran has said that Mitchell Airport will become Aitran's next focus city. The Greater-Chicago Area featuring Chicago-Midway and OHare International Airports Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located on the citys southwest side, eight miles from Chicagos Loop. ... “Mitchell Field” redirects here. ... Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 taxiing for departure at John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, California, USA) in February 2004 For the Egyptian airline see: Midwest Airlines (Egypt) Midwest Airlines is an American scheduled passenger airline based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operating from General Mitchell International Airport. ...


Destinations

AirTran Airways currently flies to 55 destinations throughout the United States. Below is a list of destinations served by AirTran Airways; North America United States California Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) San Francisco (San Francisco International Airport) Colorado Denver (Denver International Airport) Florida Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport) Miami (Miami International Airport) Orlando (Orlando International Airport) Hub Tampa...


Fleet

An AirTran Airways Boeing 737-700 jet at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

AirTran operates one of the youngest Boeing fleets in the industry. As of September 2007, AirTran has 137 aircraft in its fleet consisting of:[3] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (979x734, 132 KB)Source: Personal, I took the Picture ! Summary Joe Marco (joe. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (979x734, 132 KB)Source: Personal, I took the Picture ! Summary Joe Marco (joe. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Boeing. ...

[4]
AirTran Airways Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(Business/Economy)
Notes
Boeing 717-200 87 117 (12/105) Launch customer
Largest Boeing 717 fleet of any airline
Fleet includes First & Last 717 ever built
Boeing 737-700 50
(70 orders)
137 (12/125)

As of September 2007, AirTran's average fleet age was 4.2 years old.[5] 717 in new Boeing Colors AirTran Airways 717 at BWI The twinjet Boeing 717 is Boeing Commercial Airplanes smallest commercial airliner intended for the 100-seater market. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ...


Cabin

AirTran Airways operates under a two-class configuration with Business Class and the main cabin. All seats feature live, on-demand XM Satellite Radio. AirTran serves snacks and Coca-Cola products. In the main cabin, alcoholic beverages can be purchased for a nominal fee, where in Business Class they are complimentary. AirTran is a cashless airline and only accepts credit and debit cards for onboard purchases. All passengers are given a copy in their seat pocket of AirTran's magazine, Go!. “XM” redirects here. ... Go is a 1999 motion picture that tells of three plots that happen to involve one drug deal. ...


Livery

AirTran Airways Boeing 717-200 jet landing at
Baltimore-Washington International Airport

AirTran's current livery is primarily white, with teal on the ventral side. The sections are divided by parallel red and blue stripes, which runs roughly horizontal at the front, and starts to curve upward at the wings until it reaches the top side of the plane at the back of the vertical stabilizer. The nacelles in the current livery are royal blue, with "airtran.com" written in white sans-serif font. The logo version of "AirTran" is written toward the front on either side in teal above the passenger windows, and the vertical stabilizer is teal with a prominent white cursive "A", just like the beginning of the logo. Unlike previous liveries, the 737 nacelles are also painted. (737: N279AT, 717: N892AT) Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 519 pixelsFull resolution (1172 × 761 pixel, file size: 86 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I took this photo of an Airtran Airways Jet landing at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on March 4, 2007 from the airplane observation... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 519 pixelsFull resolution (1172 × 761 pixel, file size: 86 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I took this photo of an Airtran Airways Jet landing at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on March 4, 2007 from the airplane observation... Rather unusually, these Angels wear white hart (deer) badges, with the personal livery of King Richard II of England, who commissioned this, the Wilton diptych, about 1400 A livery is a uniform or other sign worn in a non-military context on a person or object (such as an airplane... Look up nacelle in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In airplanes, the nacelle is a covered housing separated from the main structure that usually holds engines, fuel, or equipment. ...


Many planes still carry the previous livery, which has a completely tan front divided from a completely teal rear by an oblique ring of parallel red and blue stripes just behind the wings. The livery coincided with the acquisition of ValuJet, and applied to all of ValuJet's DC-9s. The nacelles on the DC-9 are also teal in this livery, while the nacelles on the 737 went unpainted. The 717s, when introduced, received a paint scheme identical in pattern to the DC-9s. (737: N737Q, 717: N978AT, DC-9: N902VJ, A320: N941LF)


The original livery was primarily white and green on the dorsal side, and blue on the ventral side, with a red stripe roughly horizontal between. The nacelles in this livery went unpainted. No 717 or DC-9 was ever painted in the original livery. (737: N467AT)


Incidents and accidents

See also: Previous Incidents and Accidents as ValuJet

Although ValuJet, which was bought out by AirTran, is infamous for the ValuJet Flight 592 disaster, AirTran itself has not yet suffered an accident that has led to loss of life. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ValuJet Flight 592 was a flight that crashed on May 11, 1996 en route from Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida to Hartsfield International Airport (now known as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

AirTran Airways Incidents and Accidents
Flight Date Aircraft Location Description Injuries
Fatal Serious Minor
AirTran Airways 867
Summary
November 1, 1998 Boeing 737-200 Atlanta, GA Lost control and skidded off of the runway while landing, with main landing gear in a drainage ditch and its empennage extending over the taxiway. The nose gear was folded back into the electrical/electronic compartment and turned 90 degrees from its normal, extended position. The cause was an improperly repaired hydraulic line leak, due to inexperienced mechanics from ValuJet. 13
AirTran Airways 913
Summary
August 8, 2000 Douglas DC-9-32 Greensboro, NC Executed an emergency landing due to an in-flight fire and smoke in the cockpit. 13
AirTran Airways 956
Summary
November 29, 2000 Douglas DC-9-32 Atlanta, GA Executed an emergency landing shortly after takeoff, due to an electrical fire that caused smoke in the forward cabin. 13
AirTran Airways 356
Summary
March 26, 2003 Boeing 717-200 Flushing, NY Experienced an electrical fire. 1 22
AirTran Airways
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March 5, 2004 Boeing 717-200 Atlanta, GA Total electrical system failure 5

The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names, still in production today as the Boeing 717. ... Greensboro is a city located in Guilford County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names, still in production today as the Boeing 717. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... The Boeing 717 is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... Flushing is a section of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... The Boeing 717 is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...

References

  1. ^ AirTran boosts bid for Midwest Air
  2. ^ Midwest announces agreement with TPG. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 16, 2007.
  3. ^ AirTran Airways Fleet Fact Sheet
  4. ^ AirTran takes delivery of 50th 737NG
  5. ^ AirTran Fleet Age

is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

External links

  • AirTran Airways Website
  • AirTran Airways Fleet Detail
  • AirTran Airways Fleet Age
  • AirTran Airways Seating Charts on SeatGuru.com
  • AirTran Airways' Yahoo! Finance Profile
  • AirTran Airways proposal to Midwest Airlines Board of Directors

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AirTran Airways - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1160 words)
AirTran Airways (NYSE: AAI), is a low-cost airline based in Orlando, Florida, USA and is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings.
On October 15, 2001, AirTran became the first airline in the nation to reinforce the cockpit doors on all its aircraft, although with one of the smallest fleets of any US airlines and a much smaller service area, this was a greatly simplified task by comparison.
AirTran's current livery is primarily white, with teal on the ventral side.
AirTran Airways (5681 words)
AirTran Airways celebrated its new nonstop flights between Chicago's Midway International Airport and the cities of Dallas, Texas, and Charlotte, North Carolina, with a giveaway for Chicagoans sharing a name with either of the low-cost carrier's newest destinations.
AirTran Airways is seeking to play its part in the restructuring effort in the Gulf Coast region.
AirTran Airways chartered a special flight for a group of World War II veterans from Jackson and Gulfport in South Mississippi to Washington, D.C. The veterans were flown to the capital's Dulles International Airport at the weekend (May 20) to visit Arlington National Cemetery and the Iwo Jima Memorial as part of Operation Thank You.
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