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AirTran's Been Very Busy....  
User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1609 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 836 times:

So far this week AirTran has announced the following service additions: ATL-MSP, a 4th daily nonstop; ATL-PNS, a 4th daily nonstop; CAK-MCO, daily nonstop (up from once a week); ROC-MCO, nonstop. This is in addition to the previously announced LGA-PHF-MCO routes and many increases out of BWI. Also, the 31st 717 was just delivered. What's next?

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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 784 times:

I agree, Airtran seems serious about filling niches in the market that other airlines seem to ignore; more nonstop service into Orlando is needed from "smaller" cities, there is demand from both leisure and business travellers.

AirTran is supposed to increase service out of BWI, add more destinations in the Bahamas out of ATL, and connect some cities it currently serves with destinations in Florida, according to rumors.

Do you think that they will take the ex-TWA 717s that AA no longer wants?


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 776 times:

ex-TWA 717's: very possible according to Airtran.

User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4528 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 764 times:

AirTran is positioning itself for the bankruptcy of US Airways, which will probably happen in less than two years. THey're carefully choosing routes that don't involve direct competition with Southwest (except for BWI-Florida, where the sheer volume of traffic will support both carriers esp now that Metrojet is gone).

I'd look for a continued strong buildup at BWI, which has plenty of routes (like ROC) that WN doesn't fly. ALso, watch for more pullback at PHL which the dying US Airways will defend to the death.

AirTran's website doesn't say anything about an ROC-MCO nonstop; are you sure you aren't thinking of the CAK-MCO daily that was announced today?

Jim



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User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1609 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 755 times:

ROC-MCO was just announced this afternoon. It's on the website now under press releases.

User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 712 times:

do you think airtran will continue to drop flights out of philly and then if and when usairways goes bankrupt airtran would jump back in philly and pick up multiple routes?

User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 698 times:

The only route I see FL dropping out of PHL is PHL-PIT. It is one of their worst performers and the traffic just isn't there. The Florida flights are profitable from what I heard.

User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 691 times:

yes i agree, most of the flights out of phl to florida are profitable, but what about phl-atl. how is that doing, will they decrease the number of flights?

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