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Whats Up With AirTrans Expansion?  
User currently offlinePanamfanatic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

recently i was reading an article in some aviation mag. and it had a thing about AirTrans 717's in it. It said that once the planes arrive, AirTran will have the capabilities to expand to Denver and Phoenix. AirTran has not expanded in FOREVER except when it added 5 flights out of Gulfport Biloxi. They havent added a new city either! They already have 8 717-200's and havent expanded yet??? Whats Up With that?

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User currently offlineAcvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (16 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

They are doing the smart and rational thing rather than epanding they are replacing maint. and fuel inefficent aircraft with new ones...

Growth does not always equal success. In this business airlines need to make money not fly to the most places hence Airtran in one of their rare smart moves is retiring their DC-9-30's and 737-200's to be replaced with the 717's don't worry they have 50 planes coming online and that means a net fleet increase of 14 planes so eventually they will have to increase their flying but for now expect to see rationilization. A good move by Air Tran...

User currently offlinePanamfanatic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

anybody know of any other new proposed destinations?

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5089 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (16 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

They probably will look seriously into expanding .....once they get all 717's which will take some time. They only got a few so far. Any expansion is probably a couple years away.

Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineFirstClass! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (16 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

You're right Bruce. FL wants to take care of fleet management before they start expanding. CO is doing the same thing.

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