ORLANDO, Fla., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced that the airline will host its annual shareholders' meeting on May 18, 2010, at the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. This marks the first time the Company's annual meeting will be held in Milwaukee. AirTran Airways operates a hub in Milwaukee and is the fastest growing airline at General Mitchell International Airport.
Shareholders who own AirTran Holdings, Inc. stock as of March 23, 2010 are invited to attend the meeting, which will begin at 10 a.m. Central Time. AirTran Holdings expects to mail its Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials to stockholders beginning on or about April 5, 2010.
"We are excited to bring our annual shareholders' meeting to Milwaukee," said Bob Fornaro, AirTran Airways chairman, president and chief executive officer. "The city and the surrounding region have become very important to our Company, and we are honored to hold this very important meeting in the Cream City."
"We are thrilled to welcome the AirTran team to Milwaukee County for their annual meeting!" said Scott Walker, Milwaukee County Executive. "AirTran has really taken off in the Milwaukee market, and we are so pleased to see them grow with us at General Mitchell International Airport. They have a great product and have really taken an interest in doing good in our communities. Having their annual meeting here is another sign of their commitment to grow in Milwaukee!"
AirTran Airways has built a significant presence in the region over the past several years and continues to grow the market. In 2009, the airline carried more than 1.8 million passengers to and from General Mitchell International Airport, added a number of new destinations from the city and, in the course of recently announcing a new Crew Member base in Milwaukee, formally dubbed the airport its Midwest hub (in addition to its operations at the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport).
AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI) and a Fortune 1000 company, has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past two years and is the recipient of the prestigious 2010 Market Leadership Award from Air Transport World. AirTran is the only major airline with Wi-Fi on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on North America's newest all-Boeing fleet. Its low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit http://www.airtran.com.
SOURCE AirTran Holdings, Inc.