ORLANDO, FL (September 10, 2008) – AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., announced today that the airline will relocate its Detroit operation to Gate D15 in the new, hi-tech North Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, effective September 17.
AirTran Airways provides nonstop flights between Detroit and the following destinations: Atlanta, Georgia; Orlando, Florida; Tampa, Florida and Ft. Myers, Florida. The airline also connects to 53 destinations through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
“AirTran Airways’ move to this new state-of-the-art terminal will provide our Detroit travelers with improved space and convenient access to terminal facilities, including restaurants and shops,” said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of marketing and sales for AirTran Airways. “Our new location will allow us to maximize efficiency while serving our passengers in a world-class facility.”
The North Terminal is a 26-gate facility that will replace the airport’s aging Berry and Smith Terminals. With a more efficient design to create shorter aircraft taxiing times, the terminal will be a time saver for travelers leaving and arriving in Detroit. It is expected to handle nearly seven million passengers per year and offer travelers an array of concessions. In addition, the new terminal will support as many as 700 new jobs and generate as much as $24 million for the Southeast Michigan economy.