- Burlington's Newest Airline Brings Low Fares to the 'Queen City'
May 21 -
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 15 /CNW/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced plans to begin service to
Burlington, Vt., the airline's 57th destination. Effective May 21, 2008, the
expanding low-fare carrier will offer three daily nonstop flights between
Burlington International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International
Thurgood Marshall Airport. The route will be served by AirTran Airways'
popular Boeing 717-200 aircraft, which seats 117 passengers (12 in Business
Class and 105 in coach).
In addition to the nonstop flights, AirTran Airways connects to 14
destinations through Baltimore/Washington, including flights to five popular
Florida destinations: Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Sarasota/Bradenton
"With its picturesque landscapes, world class ski resorts and fresh air,
Vermont is a beautiful place to visit, whatever the season," said Tad
Hutcheson, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for AirTran Airways. "Our new
nonstop service makes it easier to travel between Burlington and the
Baltimore/Washington area, and offers convenient connections to popular
destinations including Florida and Atlanta. Travelers in the Burlington and
Montreal area will fall in love with our low-fare, high quality service which
includes business class, free XM Satellite Radio at every seat and EasyFit
"AirTran Airways' arrival is a winning combination for AirTran and
Vermont. It grows our air transportation grid and opens new possibilities that
will give Vermonters and visitors an opportunity for low-fare service that is
a lot closer to home," said U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).
Vermont Governor Jim Douglas commented, "I am very pleased that travelers
from the Burlington International Airport will have another affordable choice
for daily service to the Washington DC area. Commerce and tourism in our
state will both benefit from their presence. On behalf of all Vermonters, I
welcome AirTran Airways to our state."
"AirTran Airways is a great addition to the Burlington International
Airport that will enhance travel options for residents and visitors alike,"
said Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss. "Burlington is looking forward to this new
partnership with AirTran Airways."
The following nonstop flights between Burlington and Baltimore/Washington
will be available beginning May 21, unless otherwise indicated:
Nonstop Service from Burlington to Baltimore/Washington
From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Burlington Baltimore/Washington 878* 6:30 a.m. 8:05 a.m. Daily
Burlington Baltimore/Washington 870 1:14 p.m. 2:49 p.m. Daily
Burlington Baltimore/Washington 876 6:05 p.m. 7:40 p.m. Daily
*Effective May 22, 2008
Nonstop Service from Baltimore/Washington to Burlington
From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
Baltimore/Washington Burlington 953 11:09 a.m. 12:44 p.m. Daily
Baltimore/Washington Burlington 875 4:00 p.m. 5:35 p.m. Daily
Baltimore/Washington Burlington 877 8:55 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Daily
Following is a sample of fares* AirTran Airways will offer for its new
flights to/from Burlington. Travel on introductory fares must be booked by
March 17, 2008, for travel through June 11, 2008. Fares listed are one way,
available daily and are valid in either direction:
Destination Introductory Lowest Lowest Business
Fare Walk-up Class
Baltimore/Washington $59 $159 $259
AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company, offers more than 700 affordable,
daily flights to 57 destinations. With 8,900 friendly Crew Members and
America's youngest all-Boeing fleet, AirTran Airways provides XM Satellite
Radio and Business Class seating on every flight. For more information and
free online booking, visit http://www.airtran.com.
* All fares are one-way. Introductory sale fare and lowest walk-up fare
are non-refundable, and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made after
purchase plus any applicable increase in airfare. Reservations may be obtained
or changed through an AirTran Airways Telephone Reservations Center for an
additional $7.50 per person. Introductory sale fares must be purchased by
March 17, 2008. Travel must be completed by June 11, 2008. Fares, routes, and
schedules are subject to change without notice. Fares do not include per-
segment tax of $3.50. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. The
September 11th security fee of up to $10 is not included. Airport Passenger
Facility Charges of up to $18 are not included.
Media Contacts: AirTran Airways
For further information:
For further information: Tad Hutcheson, Judy Graham-Weaver or Quinnie
Jenkins, all of AirTran Airways, +1-678-254-7442 Web Site: