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VALUJET ANNOUNCES 'FLY FOR FREE' PROMOTION AND INAUGURATES NEW SERVICE

 ATLANTA, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ValuJet Airlines inaugurates nonstop, DC-9, jet service from Atlanta to Nashville, Tenn., Washington (Dulles International Airport), and West Palm Beach, Fla., today.
 Everyday, low, one-way fares to Washington and West Palm Beach start at $59 with fares to Nashville beginning at $39. ValuJet currently operates two daily flights to each new destination with additional service scheduled to begin on Feb. 17, 1994.
 Also today, Lewis Jordan, president and chief operating officer for ValuJet, announced that ValuJet travelers who confirm reservations at the already low walk-up fares will be able to invite a companion to fly for free in January and February. To participate in the "Fly For Free" promotion both customers must travel on the same itinerary, check in together and travel on the same flight. Reservations must be made by Jan. 22 and travel must be completed by Feb. 28.
 Everyday, low walk-up fares between ValuJet's 12 nonstop markets throughout the Southeast are as follows:
 To/From Atlanta Walk-Up Fares
 Fort Lauderdale $69
 Fort Myers(a) $99
 Jacksonville $79
 Louisville $79
 Memphis $79
 Nashville $79
 New Orleans $79
 Orlando $79
 Savannah(b) $79
 Tampa $79
 Washington (Dulles) $99
 West Palm Beach $99
 (a) Service is scheduled to begin on Feb. 10.
 (b) Service is scheduled to begin on Feb. 17.
 "Since we first brought our low fares to the Southeast last October, the positive response to our small airline has been overwhelming," said Jordan. "We are pleased to make 'Good Times, Great Fares!' available to more travelers through the 'Fly For Free' promotion."
 ValuJet officials also announced that on March 1, a more defined fare structure will take effect. Peak travel times will be designated as Thursday's, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday's, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday's, 9 a.m. to noon; and Sunday's, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fares to and from Atlanta will range from $39 to $109.
 Following is a detailed listing of the fare structure:
 ATLANTA 21-DAY 7-DAY WALK-UP
 Nonstop Advance Advance
 Purchase Purchase
 TO/FROM: OP P(c) OP P OP P
 Jacksonville $39/$59 $49/$69 $79/$89
 Louisville
 Memphis
 Nashville
 Savannah(b)
 New Orleans $49/$69 $69/$89 $89/$99
 Orlando
 Tampa
 Fort Lauderdale $59/$79 $79/$99 $99/$109
 Fort Myers(a)
 Washington Dulles
 West Palm Beach
 Jacksonville/Louisville/
 Memphis/Nashville/Savannah
 Connecting
 To/From: OP P OP P OP P
 Jacksonville $69/$89 $89/$109 $129/$139
 Louisville
 Memphis
 Nashville
 Savannah(b)
 New Orleans $79/$99 $99/$119 $139/$149
 Orlando
 Tampa
 Fort Lauderdale $89/$109 $109/$129 $139/$149
 Fort Myers(a)
 Washington Dulles
 West Palm Beach
 NEW ORLEANS/ 21-DAY 7-DAY WALK-UP
 ORLANDO/TAMPA
 Connecting Advance Advance
 Purchase Purchase
 To/From: OP P OP P OP P
 Jacksonville $79/$99 $99/$119 $139/$149
 Louisville
 Memphis
 Nashville
 Savannah(b)
 New Orleans $89/$109 $109/$129 $139/$149
 Orlando
 Tampa
 Fort Lauderdale $98/$119 $119/$139 $139/$159
 Fort Myers(a)
 Washington Dulles
 West Palm Beach
 Fort Lauderdale/Fort Myers/
 Washington Dulles/West Palm Beach
 Connecting
 To/From: OP P OP P OP P
 Jacksonville $89/$109 $109/$129 $139/$149
 Louisville
 Memphis
 Nashville
 Savannah(b)
 New Orleans $98/$119 $119/$139 $139/$159
 Orlando
 Tampa
 Fort Lauderdale $109/$129 $129/$149 $149/$169
 Fort Myers(a)
 Washington Dulles
 West Palm Beach
 (a) Service is scheduled to begin on Feb. 10
 (b) Service is scheduled to begin on Feb. 17
 (c) "OP" represents Off-Peak fares; "P" represents Peak fares.
 All ValuJet fares are one-way and non-refundable. No roundtrip purchase is necessary and no Saturday night stay is required. There are no additional charges for confirmed reservations or allowable baggage.
 ValuJet inaugurated service to Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa from Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport on Oct. 26, 1993, with one airplane. Today the no-frills, everyday low-fare carrier owns and operates seven DC-9-32 jets and offers 50 daily flights to and from Atlanta to 10 southeastern cities. By mid-February, ValuJet will operate nonstop flights to 12 cities and will increase its number of daily departures to and from Atlanta, making the total 70.
 For more information and flight reservations, call 404-994-VALU (404- 994-8258), 800-VALUJET (800-825-8538), or your travel agent.
 -0- 1/12/94
 /CONTACT: Katie deNourie, manager public relations of ValuJet Airlines, 404-907-5404/


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