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AirTran Article In The AJC.  
User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1368 posts, RR: 21
Posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

This article was in the Atlanta paper yesterday, and was the front page article in the business section.

Excellent article if you ask me!

http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/delta/0903/14airtran.html


~Ryan

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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Wonderful Article. It really talks about AirTran in depth and how it has become so successful.

The airline now has 67 717s and expects to retire its last DC-9 from regular service this month, although it will keep three as spares.

Can you explain this Ryan. Will they have a LRF Celebration?

GO AIRTRAN!!!!!!

[Edited 2003-09-16 02:41:55]

User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Yea, it was a great article... Although overseas by the end of the decade?! I don't know about that...

User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

It's always great to hear good news about AirTran. I can't wait until the 737s get here.. C'mon 'CITRUS'!  Big thumbs up


Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

There was a frontpage article in the Philadelphia Inquier this past weekend reporting on Airtran's success in PHL. They said Airtran's traffic in PHL has increased 13% since first half of 2002. That is more than double the percent increase of any other carrier in PHL during the same time frame

User currently offlineMCIB757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

Great article, even though I have never flown on AirTran, I really like them. Just seems like a great airline. Also does anyone know how the MCI-ATL;ATL-MCI flights are doing for AirTran? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Tom



"God bless catastrophe..."
User currently offlineCaptain_777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Great article, it's so nice to see a great airline build from small to a large fleet. I flew Airtran out of Savannah, GA to Atlanta, GA then up to Boston, MA last month. They seemed to exceed the normal limit of kindness you would expect.

User currently offlineBlhp68 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

While I worked up at MCI this summer as an intern, I know they were pushing for a 4th flight. The numbers looked pretty darn good too on the traffic reports.

User currently offlineDAL12 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Great article. It's amazing to see how Airtrain is growing. It was certainly strange to see the massive void in ATL after Eastern went under, and it's good to see another carrier with a strong presence there. Maybe they'll take Concourse E after the new International terminal is built  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineMCIB757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

Thank you very much Blhp68 for the information. Its also great to hear that they are doing good at MCI and would be nice if they did add a fourth flight.

Tom



"God bless catastrophe..."
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6609 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Where is the new international terminal being built. Didn't they just open the current one in 1994? How many of Airtran's employees are ex-Eastern?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1922 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

Read the article and bought a couple hundred shares of AirTran (AAI)

looks like I have no choice but to be a fan  Smile

George



They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

You know, I am glad to see AirTran growing as it has so, and will continue to do. I have some friends at FNT who work for Airtran, and they are happy there... Way to go AirTran!

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2174 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

727Lover -

When I first showed up on the scene here at AirTran in 1995 (then ValuJet), I felt like I was working for a low-cost division of Eastern Air Lines. It seemed that EVERYBODY at the time had come from Eastern. These days though, I'd say it's definitely less than 10%. Maybe even less than 5%.

Travis


User currently offlineDAL12 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

727LOVER -- The new international terminal will be detached from the current terminal. I was actually fairly shocked they were building it -- Delta isn't exactly expanding its international operations and Concourse E is already used for more domestic routes than I can ever remember it.

But I guess with Artran growing so quickly and DL being the healthiest of the big 3, perhaps an expansion of ATL makes sense. It's already the most impressive airport I've ever seen -- can't wait to see it a few years from now.


User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1609 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

The new International terminal will be attached to Concourse E on the East side of the airport. International passengers originating/ending in Atlanta will no longer have to re-check bags after clearing Customs.

User currently offlineDAL12 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Oh now that makes sense -- it is an extension on the other side with a new entrance and easier access to Concourse E. What will happen to Delta's maintenance facility that's currently there?

User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3104 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

Does anyone know if/when Airtran is considering service to the GSP (Greenville/Spartanburg, SC) market? This is a surprisingly strong business area (Michelin US HQ, BMW's only North America operations, plus other manufacturing/services businesses), and our fares tend to be quite high. It'd be a shame if Southwest beat them in here. I'd rather fly Airtran any day...


Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

Delta TechOps' hangars will not be affected by the new terminal, they will lose some of their parking and some storage space, that's about it. Most of the demolition for the new facility has been done, the old post office building, the former Eastern Air Cargo building (last used by Continental, US Airways, and British Airways Air Cargo) are nothing more than their foundation slabs. The flight kitchens next to those former buildings are next to be demolished, and they are supposed to be moving the control tower as well.

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