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AirTran boots 100 misbehaving Jewish students off New York-Atlanta flight

NEW YORK, NY - A large group of Jewish high school students have been kicked off a flight after some refused to turn off their cell phones for take-off.

AirTran approved to launch Chicago-Cancun service

DALLAS, Texas - Southwest Airlines today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways received route authority from the U.S.

AirTran to force fat passengers to buy second seat

AirTran is to force fat passengers on its planes to buy a second seat.

Southwest and AirTran add service to Milwaukee

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways today announced additional service coming to Milwaukee.

AirTran flight attendants continue 6 weeks of picketing in Orlando

WASHINGTON – AirTran Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will continue a "Six Cities in Six Weeks" series of public protests on Tuesday, March 1 in Orla

AirTran flight attendants announce 6-week picketing schedule in 6 cities

WASHINGTON - - AirTran Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today announced a "Six Cities in Six Weeks" picketing tour.

AirTran announces seasonal service to Bermuda

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Today at Network Latin America 2010, AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., announced new nonstop, seasonal service to L.F.

AirTran flight attendants to protest stalled negotiations

AirTran flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), will protest stalled contract negotiations on Wednesday, November 24 as they picket outside Hartsfield-Jac

Southwest Airlines and AirTran receive antitrust second request

DALLAS, Tex. and ORLANDO, Fla. - Southwest Airlines Co. and AirTran Holdings, Inc.

AirTran flight attendants file for mediation

WASHINGTON - AirTran flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), filed for mediation yesterday with the National Mediation Board (NMB) after negotiations with

Southwest Airlines acquires AirTran

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of AirTran Holdings, Inc., the parent company of AirTran Airw

AirTran Airways announces new flights from Tampa to San Juan

ORLANDO, Fla. - AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., today announced plans to expand its popular service to Puerto Rico with twice daily flights from Tampa, Fla.

AirTran Airways adds service to popular tourist destinations

ORLANDO, Fla. - AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., today announced several new flights to Florida tourist hot-spot Ft. Myers from several points in its coast to coast network.

AirTran fined $500K for disability rules violations

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Department said Monday that it has issued a $500,000 civil penalty against AirTran Airways for violating rules about accommodating disabled travelers.

Deal with airlines to boost Atlanta’s airport revenue

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced a deal between the city and airlines at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for a temporary boost in revenue as the airport seeks bond financing for its interna

Steven A. Rossum named Executive VP of AirTran Airways

ORLANDO, Fla. - AirTran Airways, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., today announced that, as part of its executive succession plan, Steven A.

Frequent-flyer partnership between Frontier and AirTran to end July 16

DENVER - Frontier Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc., today announced it will end its frequent-flyer partnership with AirTran Airways, effective July 16, 2010.

Airlines poking fun at each other in their latest commercials

Forget dreamy clouds and joyful airport reunions.

AirTran to put ads on seatback tray tables

ATLANTA — It soon will be harder to avoid advertising if you fly on one major carrier.AirTran Airways is installing ads on the bottom of seat-back tray tables on all its planes.

AirTran reports $10.4 million in profit

ATLANTA — AirTran Airways' financial results are benefiting from the discount carrier's low costs and laser focus on domestic routes where it believes it can make money, and it actually wants to gro

AirTran says all planes will have Wi-Fi by mid-summer

Now that airlines are getting serious about providing Internet access via Wi-Fi aboard airplanes, they're also in a race to get it first.

Flights to Cuba on airline’s radar

AirTran Airways wants to be one of the first airlines to operate scheduled flights into Cuba if restrictions on tourism to the country are eased, chief executive Bob Fornaro says.

AirTran asks travelers: “What do you want on every flight?”

Orlando-based AirTran Airways is launching a new interactive advertising campaign to poll passengers on what new amenity they’d like to see on future flights.