Flyer732
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AirTran Article In The AJC.

Tue Sep 16, 2003 9:29 am

This article was in the Atlanta paper yesterday, and was the front page article in the business section.

Excellent article if you ask me!

http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/delta/0903/14airtran.html


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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Tue Sep 16, 2003 9:38 am

Wonderful Article. It really talks about AirTran in depth and how it has become so successful.

The airline now has 67 717s and expects to retire its last DC-9 from regular service this month, although it will keep three as spares.

Can you explain this Ryan. Will they have a LRF Celebration?

GO AIRTRAN!!!!!!

[Edited 2003-09-16 02:41:55]
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Tue Sep 16, 2003 9:40 am

Yea, it was a great article... Although overseas by the end of the decade?! I don't know about that...
 
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Tue Sep 16, 2003 9:44 am

It's always great to hear good news about AirTran. I can't wait until the 737s get here.. C'mon 'CITRUS'!  Big thumbs up
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Tue Sep 16, 2003 10:56 am

There was a frontpage article in the Philadelphia Inquier this past weekend reporting on Airtran's success in PHL. They said Airtran's traffic in PHL has increased 13% since first half of 2002. That is more than double the percent increase of any other carrier in PHL during the same time frame
 
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Tue Sep 16, 2003 11:11 am

Great article, even though I have never flown on AirTran, I really like them. Just seems like a great airline. Also does anyone know how the MCI-ATL;ATL-MCI flights are doing for AirTran? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Tom
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Tue Sep 16, 2003 11:26 am

Great article, it's so nice to see a great airline build from small to a large fleet. I flew Airtran out of Savannah, GA to Atlanta, GA then up to Boston, MA last month. They seemed to exceed the normal limit of kindness you would expect.
 
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Wed Sep 17, 2003 7:35 am

While I worked up at MCI this summer as an intern, I know they were pushing for a 4th flight. The numbers looked pretty darn good too on the traffic reports.
 
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Wed Sep 17, 2003 8:24 am

Great article. It's amazing to see how Airtrain is growing. It was certainly strange to see the massive void in ATL after Eastern went under, and it's good to see another carrier with a strong presence there. Maybe they'll take Concourse E after the new International terminal is built  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Wed Sep 17, 2003 8:31 am

Thank you very much Blhp68 for the information. Its also great to hear that they are doing good at MCI and would be nice if they did add a fourth flight.

Tom
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Wed Sep 17, 2003 10:37 am

Where is the new international terminal being built. Didn't they just open the current one in 1994? How many of Airtran's employees are ex-Eastern?
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:46 am

Read the article and bought a couple hundred shares of AirTran (AAI)

looks like I have no choice but to be a fan  Smile

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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:56 am

You know, I am glad to see AirTran growing as it has so, and will continue to do. I have some friends at FNT who work for Airtran, and they are happy there... Way to go AirTran!

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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Thu Sep 18, 2003 1:16 pm

727Lover -

When I first showed up on the scene here at AirTran in 1995 (then ValuJet), I felt like I was working for a low-cost division of Eastern Air Lines. It seemed that EVERYBODY at the time had come from Eastern. These days though, I'd say it's definitely less than 10%. Maybe even less than 5%.

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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Thu Sep 18, 2003 7:58 pm

727LOVER -- The new international terminal will be detached from the current terminal. I was actually fairly shocked they were building it -- Delta isn't exactly expanding its international operations and Concourse E is already used for more domestic routes than I can ever remember it.

But I guess with Artran growing so quickly and DL being the healthiest of the big 3, perhaps an expansion of ATL makes sense. It's already the most impressive airport I've ever seen -- can't wait to see it a few years from now.
 
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Thu Sep 18, 2003 9:05 pm

The new International terminal will be attached to Concourse E on the East side of the airport. International passengers originating/ending in Atlanta will no longer have to re-check bags after clearing Customs.
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Thu Sep 18, 2003 9:42 pm

Oh now that makes sense -- it is an extension on the other side with a new entrance and easier access to Concourse E. What will happen to Delta's maintenance facility that's currently there?
 
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Thu Sep 18, 2003 10:14 pm

Does anyone know if/when Airtran is considering service to the GSP (Greenville/Spartanburg, SC) market? This is a surprisingly strong business area (Michelin US HQ, BMW's only North America operations, plus other manufacturing/services businesses), and our fares tend to be quite high. It'd be a shame if Southwest beat them in here. I'd rather fly Airtran any day...
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RE: AirTran Article In The AJC.

Thu Sep 18, 2003 10:37 pm

Delta TechOps' hangars will not be affected by the new terminal, they will lose some of their parking and some storage space, that's about it. Most of the demolition for the new facility has been done, the old post office building, the former Eastern Air Cargo building (last used by Continental, US Airways, and British Airways Air Cargo) are nothing more than their foundation slabs. The flight kitchens next to those former buildings are next to be demolished, and they are supposed to be moving the control tower as well.