AirTran Airways Launches Nonstop Service from Akron/Canton to Las Vegas

17 Aug 2007 [00:14h]     Bookmark and Share


Elvis Has Left the Building, on a Nonstop AirTran Airways Flight to Las Vegas

ORLANDO, Fla – AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), launched nonstop flight service today between Akron Canton Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Passengers on the flight were treated to a special in-flight performance by Elvis to celebrate the new service to Las Vegas.

„AirTran Airways is pleased to expand our service from Akron/Canton to the City of Light,“ said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of marketing and sales for AirTran Airways. „Whether heading to the Entertainment Capital of the World or anywhere else, AirTran Airways will help you arrive in style and comfort. With amenities including free XM Satellite Radio at every seat and Business Class seating on every flight, you’ll already feel lucky when you arrive in Las Vegas.“

„Elvis had sage advice for critics of his musical and dancing style, saying, ‚I mean, if the people like it, they feel it.‘ That’s how Northeast Ohioans feel about AirTran Airways‘ new nonstop service to Vegas,“ said Marketing and Communications Director Kristie VanAuken. „It’s all about lovin‘ the nonstop flight aboard a big comfy jet with some money left in your wallet when you arrive. Viva Las Vegas!“

In addition to the regularly scheduled XM Satellite Radio, passengers received bonus in-flight entertainment with performances by „Elvis“ prior to boarding, as well as en route to Las Vegas. Elvis also helped spread Las Vegas fever to all passengers by distributing complimentary deck of limited edition, collector’s item playing cards to honor the new AirTran Airways service to Las Vegas.

AirTran Airways offers the following nonstop flight options between Akron Canton Airport and McCarran International Airport:

                Nonstop Service from Akron/Canton to Las Vegas

        From           To       Flight      Departs     Arrives     Frequency
    Akron/Canton    Las Vegas    737       11:41 a.m.  12:51 p.m.   W, F, Sun

                Nonstop Service from Las Vegas to Akron/Canton

        From           To       Flight      Departs     Arrives     Frequency
      Las Vegas   Akron/Canton   738        2:55 p.m.  10:00 p.m.   T, Th, Sat

AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company, offers passengers more than 700 affordable, daily flights to 56 destinations throughout the United States. The airline is the second-largest carrier at its hub, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and one of America’s largest low-fare airlines. With more than 8,800 friendly Crew Members and free online booking on, AirTran Airways makes travel both pleasant and convenient. The airline flies America’s youngest all-Boeing fleet, composed of the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 and 717-200 aircraft. AirTran Airways was also the first to install XM Satellite Radio on a commercial aircraft and the only airline with Business Class seating on every flight. For more information, visit



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