Rumorboy From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 353 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4540 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).
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AirStatDFW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 373 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4050 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.
AirStatDFW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 373 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3983 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.
GroundStop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3955 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.
Midway2AirTran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3843 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?
Qxq400 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 255 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3834 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.
Quickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2478 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3810 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?
Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5117 posts, RR: 13 Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3786 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 Of course on one of our 737-700's.
Tiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3640 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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AirStatDFW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 373 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3638 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.
Quickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2478 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3537 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.
AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 5930 posts, RR: 22 Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3418 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.
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