The scheme has been around for a minute amount of time, even compared to DL
. It wouldn't actually be a smart business decision, IMHO. AirTran has finally built up a great reputation for the folks in ATL
. New planes, great service, and low fares.
Their current tan & green scheme, with the "a" on the tail, may not excite spotters, but it definitely it recognizable to businesses and such- definitely something that any company wants. Also, they just painted a bunch of ex- TWA and ex- Hawaiian (HA?) 717's into their current scheme.
Joe Leonard would be stupid to introduce a new scheme for AirTran, while the airline is at the height of it's popularity (so far).