The cover story of this week's Atlanta Business Chronicle is "AirTran Chips Away at Delta; Discount airline now has 13 percent of ATL market"
* Contrary to what people might think, AirTran's largest route from ATL (in terms of pax) is NOT to a Florida (as in leisure) market but rather to New York-LaGuardia, followed by Chicago-Midway and then Orlando. (According to BTS data.)
* ATL-LGA is also Delta's busiest route, followed by Boston and LA.
* AirTran has one of the industry's lowest cost per available seat mile (CASM) -- 8.26 cents. Delta's CASM is 10.38 and only USAirways is higher, according to the article.
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