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News Article - August 24, 2009

AIRTRAN AIRWAYS BEGINS RELOCATION OF GATES TO CONCOURSE E AT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT   
  ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), announced today that the airline has began its move from Concourse D to Concourse E at the Philadelphia International Airport. While the ticket counter and baggage claim will remain at concourse D, flights will operate from concourse E, gates E6 and E8.

  Ultimately, all AirTran Airways operations will be consolidated in concourse E in a new, state-of-the-art facility with expanded gate areas, upgraded ticket counters and easier access to security checkpoints. Baggage claim is slated to relocate to concourse E later this year and ticket counter operations are scheduled to move in the Spring of 2010.

  AirTran Airways has been flying out of Philadelphia International Airport for the past nine years. The airline offers daily nonstop flights to Orlando and Atlanta, where passengers can connect to dozens of destinations.

  "AirTran Airways has been providing high-quality, low-cost options for travelers in Philadelphia for years, and we are continually looking to enhance our passengers' experience," said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of marketing and sales for AirTran Airways. "We recently upgraded our inflight offering by providing Wi-Fi on every flight, and this relocation will help improve travelers' experience on the ground."

  AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI) and a Fortune 1000 company, has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past two years. AirTran Airways 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 http://www.airtran.com.

Source - AirTran



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