AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), the parent company of AirTran Airways, will observe Independence Day by sponsoring a number of significant events in the Atlanta area on July 4th, honoring our country’s sovereignty as well as our customers‘ freedom from expensive airfares.
ORLANDO, Fla. – AirTran Airways will sponsor WSB-TV’s Salute 2 America Parade, the country’s largest Independence Day parade, and will serve as the title sponsor of the AirTran Airways 4th of July at Lenox Square, the largest fireworks show in the southeast. AirTran Airways Crew Members will participate in the Salute 2 America Parade, which features an AirTran Airways float and an AirTran Airways plane balloon, for an estimated crowd of more than 300,000 attendees and 350,000 additional television viewers.
For the AirTran Airways 4th of July at Lenox Square celebration, live music, an aerial display featuring Black Hawk helicopters, and an interactive children’s playground will highlight the festivities, along with more than three tons‘ worth of fireworks. Be sure to stop by the AirTran Airways/Hands On Atlanta booth for the chance to win roundtrip tickets, to be given away throughout the evening.
AirTran Airways will also sponsor the spectacular fireworks and special effects show at Centennial Olympic Park, complete with live entertainment and a Fountain of Olympic Rings water show. American Idol champion and R&B sensation Ruben Studdard headlines the musical acts, which also include local band Stokeswood, as well as the United States Air Force band, Max Impact.
AirTran Airways Crew Members at the Carrollton Reservations Call Center created a float to participate in the Carrollton People’s Parade contest for July 4th, and will also be passing out refreshments and goodies to parade attendees. The AirTran float finished in second place in 2006, and will challenge for the title once again this year.
„We are pleased to celebrate Independence Day by supporting several July 4th events in the Atlanta area, where our base of operations is and home to many of our Crew Members,“ said Bob Fornaro, AirTran Airways‘ president and chief operating officer. „The city of Atlanta continues to fuel our tremendous growth and success as we strive to bring low fares to Atlanta as well as the rest of the country.“
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 http://www.airtran.com, 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 http://www.airtran.com.
Hands on Atlanta is a non-profit organization that helps individuals, families and corporate and community groups find flexible volunteer opportunities at more than 400 service organizations and schools. Hands on Atlanta volunteers, now 37,000 strong, are at work every day of the year building community and meeting critical needs in schools, parks, senior homes, food banks, pet shelters, low-income neighborhoods and more. Hands on Atlanta is an affiliate of the Hands on Network, an umbrella association of "Cares" and "Hands On" organizations across the United States, U.K. and other countries.