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AirTran Airways Announces New Non-stop Service From Akron-Canton to Boston

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March 10, 2004


Two Daily Nonstop Flights Begin June 5

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 10, 2004) – AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings,

Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced the airline will commence new daily nonstop service from

Akron-Canton Airport to Boston's Logan International Airport. The airline will offer the only lowfare, nonstop flights to Boston when the service begins on June 5, 2004, on its new fleet of

Boeing 717 aircraft.


"We realize travelers in Northeast Ohio are in need of low-fare flights to the East Coast,

so we're pleased to be able to offer this new nonstop service to Boston," said Judy Graham-

Weaver, AirTran Airways public relations manager. "We've seen significant demand for our

nonstop service from Akron-Canton to Atlanta, New York – LaGuardia, Orlando and Tampa,

and we expect the Boston route to be just as popular with both business and leisure travelers."


"This is a historic day for Akron-Canton Airport and for travelers throughout Northeast

Ohio who have been held captive by incredibly high fares to Boston, one of the country's most

popular destinations," said Akron-Canton Airport director Fred Krum. "AirTran Airways service to Boston is beyond compare. No other carrier in Northeast Ohio currently offers flights to Boston aboard brand new jets from a convenient airport with airfares that are up to 50 percent less than their competitors. We are grateful that they continue to expand their high quality, low fare model at Akron-Canton."


AirTran Airways offers the following flight options to/from Akron/Canton effective June 5,



New Nonstop Service from Akron/Canton to Boston

Departs Arrives Frequency

7:00 a.m. 8:40 a.m. Daily

4:10 p.m. 5:50 p.m. Daily


New Nonstop Service from Boston to Akron/Canton

Departs Arrives Frequency

1:35 p.m. 3:35 p.m. Daily

6:25 p.m. 8:25 p.m. Daily


AirTran Airways is one of America's largest low-fare airlines – employing more than 5,600 professional Crew Members and operating 508 flights a day to 45 destinations. The airline's hub is at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport by passenger volume, where it is the second largest carrier operating 188 flights per day. AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings (NYSE: AAI), is the world's largest operator of the Boeing 717 and has the youngest all-Boeing fleet of any airline. In 2004, the airline will begin taking delivery of new Boeing 737-700s. For reservations or more information, visit (America Online Keyword: AirTran).


Rules and Restrictions: All fares are one-way. All fares are non-refundable, and a $50 fee per person applies to any change made after purchase plus any applicable increase in airfare. Special introductory fare requires a fourteen-day advance purchase. Travel is valid from June 5, 2004, and must be completed by June 30, 2004. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Fares do not include per-segment tax of $3.10. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing.  Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18 are not included. ©AirTran Airways 2004


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