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Airtran Expands Out Of DFW And ATL  
User currently offlineRumorboy From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 355 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

Press Release Source: AirTran Airways


AirTran Airways Expands Western Service from Atlanta and Dallas/Ft. Worth
Wednesday March 16, 3:54 pm ET
- Additional Daily Nonstop Flights to/from Las Vegas and Los Angeles Begin This Spring


ORLANDO, Fla., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI - News), today announced the airline will add new daily roundtrip flights between Los Angeles International Airport, as well as Las Vegas McCarran International Airport and Atlanta and Dallas/Ft. Worth this spring. The additional flights to/from Atlanta will begin on May 4, 2005 and the additional flights to/from Dallas/Ft. Worth will begin on June 7, 2005. The new flights will be served by the airlines popular Boeing 717 and Boeing 737 aircraft.
"AirTran Airways continues to see demand from our valued customers for convenient and affordable air travel to the West Coast," said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways' vice president of planning and sales. "With new frequencies to popular destinations like Los Angeles and Las Vegas, we are pleased to continue to meet the needs of our frequent business and leisure fliers throughout the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex and from our Atlanta hub."

AirTran Airways will offer the following daily nonstop flight options to/from Las Vegas and Los Angeles:


Nonstop Service from Atlanta To Departs Arrives Frequency Los Angeles 9:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Daily
Los Angeles 5:30 p.m. 7:20 p.m. Daily
Los Angeles 9:15 p.m. 10:39 p.m. Daily
Las Vegas 9:15 a.m. 10:40 a.m. Daily
Las Vegas 11:25 a.m. 12:50 p.m. Daily
Las Vegas 9:05 p.m. 10:25 p.m. Daily
Schedule effective May 4, 2005 Nonstop Service to Atlanta From Departs Arrives Frequency Las Vegas 11:35 a.m. 6:35 p.m. Daily
Las Vegas 1:40 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Daily
Las Vegas 10:10 p.m. 5:00 a.m. Daily
Los Angeles 7:00 a.m. 2:15 p.m. Daily
Los Angeles 10:15 a.m. 5:25 p.m. Daily
Los Angeles 9:55 p.m. 5:00 a.m. Daily
Schedule effective May 4, 2005 Nonstop Service from Dallas/Ft. Worth To Departs Arrives Frequency Los Angeles 8:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Daily
Los Angeles 3:55 p.m. 5:12 p.m. Daily
Los Angeles 7:10 p.m. 8:27 p.m. Daily
Las Vegas 11:05 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Daily
Las Vegas 2:00 p.m. 2:55 p.m. Daily
Las Vegas 7:59 p.m. 8:54 p.m. Daily
Schedule effective June 7, 2005 Nonstop Service to Dallas/Ft. Worth From Departs Arrives Frequency Las Vegas 8:15 a.m. 12:55 p.m. Daily
Las Vegas 12:35 p.m. 5:15 p.m. Daily
Las Vegas 3:55 p.m. 8:35 p.m. Daily
Los Angeles 8:00 a.m. 1:03 p.m. Daily
Los Angeles 12:45 p.m. 5:55 p.m. Daily
Los Angeles 5:55 p.m. 11:05 p.m. Daily
Schedule effective June 7, 2005

AirTran Airways, one of America's largest low-fare airlines with 6,000 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates over 500 daily flights to more than 40 destinations. The airline's hub is at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it is the second largest carrier. AirTran Airways recently added the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 aircraft to create America's youngest all-Boeing fleet. The airline is also the first carrier to install XM Satellite Radio on a commercial aircraft. For reservations or more information, visit http://www.airtran.com (America Online Keyword: AirTran).


Media Contact: Tad Hutcheson
tad.hutcheson@airtran.com
678.254.7442 Judy Graham-Weaver
judy.graham-weaver@airtran.com
678.254.7448




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Source: AirTran Airways

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User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4994 times:

I wonder if any of the DFW-LAX and LAS segments will be operated with 737s? Could a 717 do DFW-LAS-ATL since LAS-ATL is eastbound ?

User currently offlineKkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

So much for the theory of some that FL had lost interest in DFW. They are adding capacity on the routes they already fly and will eventually expand to new destinations.

User currently offlineAirStatDFW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

I didn't know they were going to add freq to LAS and LAX from DFW. These aircraft have to get to DFW from somewhere. I don't see any increase to ATL or any other cites out of DFW. Does anybody have any idea where they are getting the extra aircraft from. I heard that BWI and ATL were also supposed to have increase in service.

User currently offlineNikonDFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4517 times:

Quoting AirStatDFW (Reply 3):

The extra aircraft are coming from LAX and LAS, as they are also adding more ATL-LAX & LAS flights as well. The DFW-LAX & LAS aircraft will return to ATL from the west.


User currently offlineAirStatDFW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4479 times:

Quoting NikonDFW (Reply 4):
The extra aircraft are coming from LAX and LAS, as they are also adding more ATL-LAX & LAS flights as well. The DFW-LAX & LAS aircraft will return to ATL from the west.

If that is the case does that mean the new additions will all be 737's. I don't think the 717 can make it from LAS or LAX to ATL. I know when they do equip swaps on the 737 they always make a fuel stop both directions in DFW. It was a great site one morning seeing 5 717's sitting on the ramp.

AirStatDFW


User currently offlineGroundStop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4451 times:

I just took a quick look at the seat maps and did a little mock routing based on the given times. Obviously the additional ATL flights will be run with 73G's. The DFW flights will be a mix of 717's and 73G's. The 717's will get to LAX or LAS and then turn around back to DFW. The 73G's will arrive from ATL and then turn to DFW or arrive from DFW and then turn back to ATL. The exact breakdown isn't known yet as it doesn't appear that the new LAX-DFW and LAS-DFW flights have been loaded yet.

JP

AirTran SOC


User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4431 times:

Congrats to FL for the expanded services. I think they have a great business model and I hope that they do well with the increased frequency.


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User currently offlineMidway2AirTran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4339 times:

Quoting Kkfla737 (Reply 2):
So much for the theory of some that FL had lost interest in DFW. They are adding capacity on the routes they already fly and will eventually expand to new destinations.

Whoever made this up was totally wrong or just not keeping up with the news. AirTran has announced publically that there would be a focus city at DFW, announced well over a year ago now. It just doesn't happen over-night or suddenly after the DL pull-out like some may think.

I hope to see RDU-DFW added in the future if not replacing a RDU-ATL frequency. While working for FL at RDU, a large portion of connecting ATL traffic continued on to DFW. Not to say, it will make a nice alternative to AA's high fares on the route! Of course there would be more to consider than that, but I could not find any figures on the route, any good resources for such?



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User currently offlineQxq400 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4330 times:

So Airtran will be able to do what Southwest can not. Direct flights from Dallas to Las Vegas. Good job Airtran! Hopefully they will give WN a run for there money in there own home town. I really think they owe Southwest back for what they did with ATA.

AA is in no condition to take on Airtran in DFWbox 



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User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4306 times:

Even 3 dailys between both DFW, ATL-LAS, LAX isn't alot. I believe that in order to get more business travelers, at least 3 dailys are needed if not 4 or 5, if the aircraft are available. These additions will help lure those AMR and DAL passengers looking for more frequency options. These flights will also improve connection options at DFW and ATL also improves station utilization at LAS and LAX.

Does anyone know if these flights have been running full?


User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4282 times:

Zippyjet's lovin it! Keep the good news coming! And, I hear little birdies within our company tweeting that we here at BWI may get a nonstop flight to LaLa land or Viva Las Vegas  Smile Of course on one of our 737-700's.

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User currently offlineAirStatDFW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4183 times:

I was thinking that the routing could go like this.

These would be the new additions:
ATL-LAS-DFW-LAS-ATL B737
ATL-LAX-DFW-LAX-ATL B737

And the existing flights are:
ATL-DFW-LAS-DFW-FLL/RON B717
ATL-DFW-LAX-DFW-ATL B717
ATL-LAX-ATL B737
ATL-LAS-ATL B737


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

It would be nice if Air Tran could offer DFW- RDU, DFW-BWI, or DFW-BOS. I just don't like going east from DFW and connecting through ALT.

A DFW hub for Air Tran could fly to any US (lower 48) airport using their B-717s.


User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4136 times:

I heard a "local" radio commercial for AirTran tonight here in Indy. The spot was not specific as to destinations. I got on their website and it shows direct non-stops from IND to ATL and TPA but on the reservation page does not give IND has an option. I was at the airport (IND) last week and did not see anything there to indicate a new airline serving IND. Does anyone know when the service will begin? Does anyone know what gates at IND FL will use and where their counters will be located? I'm pretty sure they will be using the 717 on flights in and out of here. It will be nice to see DL getting some competition to points south.


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User currently offlineAirStatDFW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 13):
It would be nice if Air Tran could offer DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW- RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU, DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW-BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI, or DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW-BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS. I just don't like going east from DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW and connecting through ALT.

AirTran offers 2X daily service to BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI from DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW. They have morning and an afternoon flight.

[Edited 2005-03-17 08:51:46]

User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

Well I was wondering what they were going to do with all of the upcoming deliverys, but making a ATL-LAX-ATL-LAS-ATL will probably use up the day for one aircraft. Weekend fares DEN-LAS are unbelievable. I checked last weekend (nascar weekend), the cheapest I could find last minute was over $500.

User currently offlineJdaniel001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3939 times:

With the fares increasing 15% overnite with DL pull out, it's a real opportunity for AirTran to come in and get some business. Plus the incentives that the airport is offering are bad either.

User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6096 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3914 times:

Any chance we may see FL start DFW-CAK/SFO when they bring on more planes? Myabe F9 will prove that CAK can handle mainline planes to the west. And SFO seems a great west coast fit for FL, though I'm not expecting much from SFO with it high prices.

ASSFO



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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

Quoting Quickmover (Reply 10):
believe that in order to get more business travelers, at least 3 dailys are needed if not 4 or 5, if the aircraft are available

Very true, they need to increase the frequencies as the 737-700's are delivered.

Quoting Qxq400 (Reply 9):
AA is in no condition to take on Airtran in DFW

Why not? They are healthier than the other legacies and they cannot ignore an invasion of the home turf. They will not sit idle while Airtran expands LCC presence at the DFW airport.

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 14):
Does anyone know when the service will begin?

The website should have an announcement under press releases about start dates and destinations, frequencies, etc.



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User currently offlineJdaniel001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3589 times:

They need to add more service and make DFW a true hub. They can easily fly about 50 or 60 flights a day as aircraft are delivered and it will relief ATL when the springtime storms roll through.

User currently offlineLockheed1011 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 156 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

Good for AirTran!!!!!!  Smile

LAS-DFW was dominated by AA and HP. AA to expensive and HP not my favorite way of flying.......  Sad

Great to see AirTran growing, plus I love their new fleet. Brand new 737's and 717.

Yeah............  Smile Smile Smile Smile


User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 14):
I got on their website and it shows direct non-stops from IND to ATL and TPA but on the reservation page does not give IND has an option.

Here you go - service from IND to ATL (3x/day) and TPA (1x/day) starts April 9th, and IND-MCO (1x/day) starts June 7th.


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