New air service to Allentown/Bethlehem, PA from two Florida Cities


AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., announced today plans to begin service in Allentown/Bethlehem, Penssylvania, effective June 25, 2009. The low-cost carrier will offer roundtrip nonstop flights between Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown/Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and both Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida and Ft. Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

“AirTran Airways is excited to announce new service from Allentown/Bethlehem, our 62nd destination, to our hometown, Orlando, and to Ft. Lauderdale,” said Kevin Healy, senior vice president of marketing and planning for AirTran Airways. “Whether looking to get away to catch a few rays in Florida or experience an unforgettable American history lesson, passengers can count on AirTran to get them there.”

“AirTran Airways’ new service announced today to the Lehigh Valley International Airport will be a great option for both business and leisure travelers,” said Glenn R. Walbert, chairman of the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority board of governors. “We are indeed pleased to welcome to the Lehigh Valley, America’s premier low-cost network carrier. We are confident air travelers from throughout the greater Lehigh Valley region will be attracted to the combination of AirTran’s excellent service and the convenience of Lehigh Valley International Airport.”

With the addition of Allentown/Bethlehem, AirTran Airways will provide service to 62 destinations nationwide, including 35 nonstop cities from Orlando.