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AirTran Airways

AirTran Airways
AirlineAirTran Airways
Founded, 1992 as ValuJet Airlines
Georgia, United States
Commenced operationsOctober 26, 1993 as ValuJet Airlines
Airline hub *Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport *General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee) *Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport *Orlando International Airport
Frequent-flyer programA+ Rewards
Fleet size140
Company sloganGo. There's nothing stopping you.
Parent companySouthwest Airlines Co.  
HeadquartersOrlando, Florida
Key peopleGary C. Kelly, Chairman and CEO
Bob Jordan, President
Bob Fornaro, Former Chairman, President and CEO

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AirTran Airways is an American low-cost airline headquartered in Orlando, Florida. A subsidiary of the Dallas, Texas-based Southwest Airlines, AirTran operates over 650 daily flights (as of September 2011), primarily in the eastern and midwestern United States. AirTran's principal hubs are Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it operates over 195 daily departures (as of September 2011), and General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It maintains focus city operations at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Orlando International Airport. AirTran's fleet consists of Boeing 717 aircraft, of which it is the largest operator, and Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

On May 2, 2011, Southwest Airlines successfully acquired AirTran Airways for US$1.4 billion.

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