Expansion and Partnership Increase Frequencies and Destinations from General Mitchell International Airport
ORLANDO (November 4, 2009) – AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced new additions to its growing Milwaukee route network. These additions include non-stop service from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and expanded service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport beginning April 6, 2010.
The low-cost leader also announced a new marketing partnership with SkyWest Airlines to support its Milwaukee focus city. In this unique partnership, SkyWest Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW), will offer regional jet service between Milwaukee and six destinations, including: Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Akron/Canton, Ohio, Indianapolis, Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Neb. Seats on these flights will be sold in conjunction with AirTran Airways flights with revenue shared on a pro-rated basis.
Service under this new agreement will begin next month. Once fully implemented in February 2010, SkyWest Airlines will offer 18 daily non-stop flights from Milwaukee to six destinations. These flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines and will be available for customers to book through AirTran’s normal distribution channels, including the company’s award-winning Web site, www.AirTran.com, travel agencies and 1-800-AIR-TRAN.