AirTran Airways to Expand Atlanta-Chicago Service

Frequency to Grow to 11 Daily Flights Effective June 5

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 2001--AirTran Airways today announced expanded nonstop service between its hub at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport and Chicago's Midway Airport, effective June 5. AirTran Airways will operate a total of 11 daily nonstop flights in each direction, an increase of two daily flights.

``We are pleased to enhance our service between the Windy City and our connecting hub in Atlanta,'' said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways Vice President, Planning. ``The combination of our affordable fares, coupled with our brand new state-of-the-art Boeing 717-200 aircraft, has generated strong demand for our product.''

Following will be AirTran Airways schedule between Atlanta and Chicago effective June 5, 2001:


         Atlanta - Chicago Midway
        Flight No.             Departs              Arrives
        ----------             -------              -------
        820                    7:00 a.m.            7:45 a.m.
        20                     8:20 a.m.            9:10 a.m.
        22                     9:45 a.m.            10:35 a.m.
        824                    12:30 p.m.           1:15 p.m.
        18                     12:40 p.m.           1:25 p.m.
        828                    2:40 p.m.            4:10 p.m.
        830                    3:20 p.m.            6:20 p.m.
        28                     5:30 p.m.            6:40 p.m.
        26                     7:30 p.m.            8:20 p.m.
        834                    8:30 p.m.            9:20 p.m.
        30                     10:30 p.m.           11:20 p.m.
        Chicago Midway - Atlanta
       Flight No.             Departs              Arrives
       ----------             -------              -------
       819                    6:00 a.m.            8:55 a.m.
       823                    8:30 a.m.            11:15 a.m.
       815                    8:45 a.m.            11:30 a.m.
       821                    9:45 a.m.            12:30 p.m.
       113                    11:15 a.m.           2:00 p.m.
       23                     1:55 p.m.            4:45 p.m.
       19                     2:05 p.m.            4:55 p.m.
       25                     4:05 p.m.            7:00 p.m.
       827                    4:55 p.m.            7:45 p.m.
       31                     7:00 p.m.            9:50 p.m.
       27                     9:00 p.m.            11:45 p.m.



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