AirTran Airways Offers Assistance to Passengers Affected by Suspension of Skybus Airlines Service

ORLANDO, Fla. , April 5, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced a special program to assist those passengers affected Skybus Airlines announced suspension of service. Beginning April 5, 2008 , passengers ticketed on Skybus can fly on stand-by status on AirTran Airways for a one-way, refundable fare of $50*. Passengers are encouraged to call 1-800-AIRTRAN to request and pay for their stand-by record prior to arriving at the airport to expedite airport passenger processing. All passengers must go to the AirTran Airways ticket counter to complete their processing for their requested flights.

Since stand-by travel is subject to space availability on flights, passengers holding Skybus tickets may also purchase confirmed tickets with AirTran Airways already low fares by calling 1-800-AIRTRAN or visiting the airline's web site at .

Tickets will be available for this special stand-by fare effective April 5, 2008 , and travel must be completed by April 15, 2008 . For the stand-by option, passengers must contact AirTran Airways for assistance prior to April 15, 2008 , and travel is valid on the dates of their original itinerary on Skybus Airlines. Additionally, due to the nature of stand-by travel, AirTran Airways will allow passengers to stand-by up to five days earlier than their original travel date. Passengers must show proof of purchase on Skybus to take advantage of the stand-by fare offer of $50*.

Proof of purchase must be presented in the form of a ticket receipt obtained directly from Skybus or an e-ticket confirmation acquired through their reservations web site. Photocopies of these documents are not accepted. Documents must be presented and will be collected at the AirTran Airways ticket counter upon date of travel. Please call 1-800-AIRTRAN with any questions regarding these offers.

AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company, offers more than 700 affordable, daily flights to 58 U.S. 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 .

SOURCE AirTran Airways