AirTran Airways Announces Nonstop Flights Between St. Louis and Sarasota/Bradenton

30 Jul 2007 [21:38h]     Bookmark and Share


AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), announced that it will be adding seasonal nonstop service between Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis, Mo., and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport in Sarasota, Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla. – PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The new daily flight from the Gateway City to Sarasota/Bradenton will begin November 15, 2007.

AirTran Airways will offer an introductory fare of $89* one way for its flights between St. Louis and Sarasota/Bradenton. This fare is available for purchase through August 31, 2007, good for travel through December 19, 2007 and valid in either direction. The route will be served by the airline’s fuel efficient Boeing 717-200.

„AirTran Airways is pleased to expand its service from St. Louis just a few months after beginning service there,“ said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of marketing and sales for AirTran Airways. „With more destinations and easy booking on, a relaxing Florida vacation this winter is just a few mouse clicks away.“

„We’re excited about AirTran Airways‘ new service,“ said Richard Hrabko, Airport Director, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. „Sarasota has always been a popular vacation market that has been steadily growing as a business destination. We look forward to the start of this new service.“

„We are extremely excited about the continued expansion by AirTran Airways at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport,“ said Fredrick Piccolo, president and CEO of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. „St. Louis is a very strong destination out of the Midwest, and we are confident that passengers will continue to respond to AirTran Airways‘ low fares and growing list of nonstop destinations. With this latest addition to their schedule, AirTran Airways is quickly becoming the largest carrier at Sarasota/Bradenton.“

AirTran Airways will offer the following nonstop flight options between St. Louis and Sarasota/Bradenton, effective November 15:

           Nonstop Service between St. Louis and Sarasota/Bradenton

          From               To         Flight   Departs   Arrives   Frequency
       St. Louis     Sarasota/Bradenton   591   8:00 a.m. 11:25 a.m.   Daily
    Sarasota/Bradenton    St. Louis       797   5:45 p.m.  7:10 p.m.   Daily

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

* All fares are one-way. Introductory fare is non-refundable and a $60 fee per person applies to any change made after purchase through September 30, 2007, plus any applicable increase in airfare. A $75 fee per person will apply to changes made after September 30, 2007, 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. Tickets must be purchased by August 31, 2007. Fares are valid for travel from November 15, 2007 through December 19, 2007. Blackout dates are as follows: November 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 2007. 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.


Media Contacts:
Tad Hutcheson
Judy Graham-Weaver
David Hirschman

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