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AirTran-Ryan Intl Airways

Thu Jun 05, 2003 5:56 am

I heard an AirTran ad on the radio in ATL and want to know 2 things:
Is Ryan Intl Airways Ryanair?
What routes, aircraft, flights, ect is this airline operating for FL?
NEXT FLIGHT: FLL-ATL-HPN on FL
 
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RE: AirTran-Ryan Intl Airways

Thu Jun 05, 2003 6:08 am

No relation between Ryan Int'l and Ryanair. Ryan Int'l has contracted with AirTran to operate long-haul routes until AirTran can get it's own suitable aircraft and crews. As of next week, two Ryan A320s are operating in full AirTran colors (with 12/144 seats) from Atlanta to Los Angeles and Las Vegas with two round trips each. Las Vegas has reduced frequency on Tuesdays for aircraft maintenance. The flights are staffed with Ryan pilots and flight attendants. The contract is for six-months, renewable. There is talk of adding a third and maybe fourth A320 for Phoenix and San Francisco and possibly to serve the West coast from Milwaukee as well as Atlanta. AirTran has stated it's intention to order fifty to one hundred aircraft (including some with transcontinental range) sometime this Summer. The pilots' union is allowing AirTran to sublet the West coast service until there are 25 suitable aircraft in AirTran's own fleet. AirTran is planning major East-West growth in the next year.
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RE: AirTran-Ryan Intl Airways

Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:31 am

"with 12/144 seats"

How is the leg room on Ryan Intl's A320's. Considering that HP's are configured 12/138 and coach although not bad is still not great. I would imagine the extra seats on Ryan Intl's would be a little more cramped.
 
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RE: AirTran-Ryan Intl Airways

Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:58 am

I'm not sure but I think reduced galley space might account for the extra row. Ryan procurred these ships just for the AirTran service and pretty much customized the interior to meet AirTran's needs.
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RE: AirTran-Ryan Intl Airways

Thu Jun 05, 2003 8:09 am

First AirTran flight into LAX is today- June 4.
 
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RE: AirTran-Ryan Intl Airways

Thu Jun 05, 2003 8:23 am

The first flight was almost completly full and the second flight is oversold tonight.
How about that.
 
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RE: AirTran-Ryan Intl Airways

Thu Jun 05, 2003 9:16 am

Whoa!!!! It is possible was very full flight out of ATL-LAX routes and it was competition with Delta on their flight to LAX. And who will be next announced of new nonstop out of ATL hub? Thanks!