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AirTran Airways Brings Back Scheduled Service to Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss.

January 8, 2010

Low Cost Leader Adds Flights to Atlanta and Tampa

ORLANDO, Fla. – AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today resumed scheduled service from Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss., to the carrier's hub in Atlanta and added new service from Gulfport/Biloxi to Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. 

"AirTran Airways is excited to be returning to the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast," said Kevin Healy, senior vice president, marketing and planning. "Getting to the area's popular casinos is easier than ever with AirTran Airways' fleet of Boeing 717 aircraft, all equipped with Wi-Fi, and the friendliest, most affordable service around."

Residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will also have access to virtually the entire AirTran network of more than 60 cities. The following nonstop flights to and from Gulfport/Biloxi will be available beginning January 8, 2010:

From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Equipment
Atlanta Gulfport/Biloxi 1590 11 a.m. 11:27 a.m. Wed, Fri, Sun 717
Gulfport/Biloxi Atlanta 1593 4:03 p.m. 6:22 p.m. Wed, Fri, Sun 717
Tampa Gulfport/Biloxi 1592 3 p.m. 3:33 p.m. Wed, Fri, Sun 717
Gulfport/Biloxi Tampa 1591 12 p.m. 2:25 p.m. Wed, Fri, Sun 717

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI) and a Fortune 1000 company, has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past two years. AirTran is the only major airline with Wi-Fi on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on North America's newest all-Boeing fleet. It's low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit www.airtran.com.