Cheap AirTran Airways Flights

AirTran Airways is a low-cost regional airline which is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. It is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings. Despite its Florida headquarters, its main hub is in Atlanta at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The airline’s parent company, AirTran Holdings, is based at Orlando International Airport, which the airline also considers a focus city. AirTran Airways’ other focus cities are Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport, Chicago Midway Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Indianapolis International Airport, Southwest Florida International Airport and Tampa International Airport. The airline flies to more than 50 destinations throughout the eastern United States and the Midwest, with more than 700 flights every day. It is still adding flights within its regions, as well as new flights to San Diego and Phoenix from Atlanta.

When AirTran began in 1993, it operated on a similar model to what Southwest Airlines does currently – no assigned seating, and only one class of seating for the entire plane. In 1997, the airline changed its policy and began assigning seating on its planes. Shortly after that they also introduced Business Class seating on each flight. Also in 1997, AirTran merged with ValuJet – and even though AirTran was technically the airline being acquired, the decision was made to change the name of the entire fleet to the AirTran name. The image the public had of ValuJet hadn’t recovered from the 1996 crash of Flight 592, so it didn’t make sense to maintain the company’s name.

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