MILWAUKEE (May 18, 2010) - On the day of its annual shareholders’ meeting in Milwaukee, AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), announced several new flights from its hub at General Mitchell International Airport.
The low-cost leader will add a third daily flight from Milwaukee to Boston this July and a fourth daily flight to Washington/Reagan National this October. AirTran Airways is also introducing new, nonstop flights to New Orleans in October and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla., in November. The airline is also returning seasonal service to Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale in November.
“From north to south, east to west, we are building a route network in Milwaukee that will be more convenient for business travelers,” said Bob Fornaro, AirTran Airways’ chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We are also introducing service to two great vacation destinations (New Orleans and Sarasota) while bringing back seasonal flights to two of the most popular getaways (Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale) from Milwaukee.”
Service to Sarasota/Bradenton and New Orleans mark the 19th and 20th cities AirTran Airways serves from General Mitchell. Last year the airline grew more than 60 percent in Milwaukee while opening pilot and flight attendant bases at the airport and serving more than 1.8 million passengers.