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May 28, 2007

AirTran Airways launched flight service at San Diego International Airport (SAN) with the help of former San Diego Chargers quarterback and Football Hall of Famer Dan Fouts, who threw a ceremonial "touchdown pass" to announce AirTran Airways' arrival. May 24, 2007

AirTran Airways launched flight service at Charleston International Airport today in Charleston, S.C. On hand to celebrate the new service was Chairman of the Charleston County Aviation Authority, David Jennings, as well as representatives from the Medical University of South Carolina's Children's Hospital (MUSC). The airline presented the MUSC Children's Hospital with a donation of $10,000 as part of the company's enthusiasm and commitment to serving the Charleston community. May 24, 2007

AirTran Airways was awarded the right to operate a fifth daily Washington National-Atlanta service beginning July 10, the US Dept. of Transportation announced, saying AirTran's application for the two DCA slots was selected over those of ATA Airlines (to Chicago Midway), Comair (to Little Rock), Midwest Airlines (to Milwaukee) and US Airways (to Pensacola) "because it would provide the greatest competitive benefits." The slot exemption was made available when Spirit Airlines ended its DCA-Detroit service on Jan. 9. May 22, 2007

AirTran Airways launched a fare sale for travel to all of the airline's destinations with fares starting as low as $39*. Travelers may purchase these sale fares at http://www.airtran.com or via AirTran Airways' reservations system at 1-800-AIR-TRAN. For Spanish, call 1-877-581-9842. May 22, 2007

AirTran Airways announced a tentative agreement with the National Pilots Assn. for a four-year labor deal covering more than 1,500 pilots. If approved, the contract will take effect July 1. May 22, 2007

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, announced that the airline reached a tentative agreement over the weekend with its pilots' union, the National Pilots' Association (NPA), on the terms of a new 48 month collective bargaining agreement. The NPA represents more than 1,500 pilots employed at AirTran Airways. May 21, 2007

AirTran Orders 15 Boeing 737-700s. AirTran Airways on Wednesday said it had ordered 15 new Boeing 737-700 series aircraft worth USD$885 million at list prices. Delivery is set for 2011 and 2012. Including this order, AirTran has ordered a total of 115 Boeing 737-700s. The airline currently operates 132 aircraft, 45 of which are Boeing 737-700 series aircraft and 87 of which are Boeing 717-200 aircraft. May 24, 2007

AirTran Airways yesterday announced an order for 15 Boeing 737-700s for delivery in 2011-12. The carrier now has ordered 115 of the type. It currently operates 45. Chairman and CEO Joe Leonard said the order "will provide the needed aircraft that will allow the airline to move forward with our strategic expansion while maintaining our business model." The aircraft order is worth USD$885 million at list prices. May 24, 2007

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, announced that the airline has ordered 15 new Boeing 737-700 series aircraft, delivery of which is scheduled to take place in 2011 and 2012. The airline currently operates 132 aircraft, 45 of which are Boeing 737-700 series aircraft and 87 of which are Boeing 717-200 aircraft, comprising America's youngest all-Boeing fleet. Including this announcement, AirTran has ordered a total of 115 Boeing 737-700s. May 23, 2007

AirTran Holdings, the parent of AirTran Airways, announced today that it has mailed to Midwest Air Group shareholders the following letter outlining why shareholders should elect AirTran's three nominees as Midwest directors at the annual meeting of Midwest shareholders on June 14, 2007. AirTran urges shareholders to vote FOR its nominees -- Jeffrey Erickson, Charles Kalmbach and John Albertine -- on AirTran's BLUE proxy card promptly. May 24, 2007

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