‚Meet Me in St. Louie‘ No Longer an Expensive Proposition As New Airline will Drive Down Fares
ORLANDO, Fla. – AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced plans to begin service at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL). Starting May 8, 2007, the growing low-fare carrier will take Gateway City residents from one Olympic city to another with daily nonstop flights to and from Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport and connections to 36 airports nationwide. AirTran Airways will also add daily nonstop service to Orlando International Airport starting June 7, 2007. St. Louis is the 53rd destination to be served by the award-winning low-fare airline.
AirTran Airways will be the only carrier out of St. Louis to offer Business Class seating and free XM Satellite Radio on every flight. Plus, with introductory fares as low as $59* one-way, visitors and residents alike should have plenty of money left to shop downtown, catch dinner on The Hill and even treat themselves at Ted Drewes.
„We are pleased that AirTran Airways sees St. Louis as a great market,“ said Mayor Francis Slay. „Under the leadership of Kevin Dolliole, Lambert continues on a course of steady improvement. I believe the best is still ahead for our airport.“
[GADS_NEWS]„AirTran Airways is proud to bring outstanding low-fare service, complete with an award-winning frequent flyer program and the country’s youngest all- Boeing fleet, to the St. Louis metropolitan area,“ said Bob Fornaro, AirTran Airways‘ president and chief operating officer. „For St. Louis residents, our airline will be the gateway to low fares, nonstop service to Atlanta and Orlando, and easy connections to 36 destinations across the United States on our ever-expanding route map.“
„I’m excited about AirTran Airways coming to St. Louis,“ said Airport Director Kevin Dolliole. „The high quality service it offers business and pleasure travelers will greatly benefit the community and the region.“
The following nonstop service from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is available beginning May 8, 2007, unless otherwise noted:
Nonstop Service From St. Louis to Atlanta From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency St. Louis Atlanta 780** 6:00 a.m. 8:35 a.m. Daily St. Louis Atlanta 786 10:30 a.m. 1:05 p.m. Daily St. Louis Atlanta 784 2:00 p.m. 4:35 p.m. Daily St. Louis Atlanta 788 5:20 p.m. 7:55 p.m. Daily ** Effective May 9th Nonstop Service From Atlanta to St. Louis From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Atlanta St. Louis 789 9:10 a.m. 9:55 a.m. Daily Atlanta St. Louis 783 12:40 p.m. 1:25 p.m. Daily Atlanta St. Louis 781 4:00 p.m. 4:45 p.m. Daily Atlanta St. Louis 785 9:00 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Daily Nonstop Service Between St. Louis and Orlando*** From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency St. Louis Orlando 790 11:25 a.m. 2:40 p.m. Daily Orlando St. Louis 791 9:15 a.m. 10:50 a.m. Daily ***Effective June 7, 2007.
Following is a sample of fares* AirTran Airways will offer for its new flights to/from St. Louis. Travel on introductory fares must be booked by February 28, 2007, for flights through June 7, 2007. Blackout dates are May 24, 25 and 28, 2007. Fares listed are one way, available daily and are valid in either direction:
Destination Introductory Fare Lowest Walk-up Lowest Business Class Atlanta $59 $209 $249 Orlando $79 $239 $359
AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1,000 company and one of America’s largest low- fare airlines with 8,000 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates nearly 700 daily flights to 53 destinations. The airline’s hub is at Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it is the second largest carrier.
AirTran Airways‘ aircraft features the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 and 717- 200 to create America’s youngest all-Boeing fleet. The airline is also the first carrier to install XM Satellite Radio on a commercial aircraft and the only airline with Business Class and XM Satellite Radio on every flight. For reservations or more information, visit http://www.airtran.com (America Online Keyword: AirTran).
* All fares are one-way. All fares are non-refundable, and a $60 fee per person applies to any change made after purchase plus any applicable increase in airfare. Reservations may be obtained or changed through an
AirTran Airways Telephone Reservations Center for an additional $5 per person. Introductory sale fares must be purchased by February 28, 2007. Travel must be completed by June 7, 2007. Blackout dates are May 24, 25 and 28, 2007. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without
notice. Fares do not include per-segment tax of $3.40. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. The September 11th security fee
of up to $10 is not included. Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18 are not included.