AirTran Airways Partners with the Air Carriers Purchasing Conference to Raise over $50,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

28 Aug 2007 [23:02h]     Bookmark and Share


AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), recently hosted and co- sponsored the annual Air Carriers Purchasing Conference (ACPC) in Orlando.

ORLANDO, Fla. — During the four day meeting, airline suppliers and representatives met to discuss the issues facing the airline industry and to network with the nearly 1000 vendors and 87 airlines that were present. Through the generosity of ACPC members, AirTran Airways partnered with the organization to raise over $50,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Northern Florida at the conference.

„Make-A-Wish is a tremendous organization which grants wishes to children who face life-threatening illnesses, and AirTran Airways helps Make-A-Wish create lifelong memories for kids by making their dreams come to life,“ said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of marketing and sales for AirTran Airways. „Last year, AirTran Airways granted more than 1,200 wishes to Make-A-Wish kids throughout the system. As we partner with Make-A-Wish across the country, we are especially pleased to have played a part in raising more than $50,000 for Make-A-Wish of Central & Northern Florida.“

„We are thrilled to be working with AirTran Airways and are so pleased to have been chosen as a recipient of these funds,“ said Kathryn Vroman, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish of Central and Northern Florida. „The support we receive from AirTran Airways both in mileage and funds will help make numerous wishes come true.“

The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. A network of over 25,000 volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers and in any other capacity to ensure that children’s hopes and dreams come true.

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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