AirTran Airways and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Announce Five-Year Contract Agreement

ORLANDO , Fla., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 528 ("IBT") today announced that they have reached agreement on a five-year contract agreement which will take effect on June 1, 2006. The tentative agreement was reached on the amendable date of the previous contract and covers the approximate 50 Stock Clerks employed by AirTran Airways at its maintenance bases in Atlanta and Orlando .

The agreement is subject to membership ratification, which is underway andexpected within ten days. The agreement has the full endorsement of the Union's negotiating committee.

Local 528 of the IBT represents approximately 500 AirTran employees, which includes 400 aircraft mechanics and inspectors. Local 528 first began representing AirTran Crew Members in 1997.

AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company and one of America's largest low-fare airlines with 7,000 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates nearly 700 daily flights to 50 destinations. The airline's hub is at Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it is the second largest carrier. AirTran Airways recently added the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 aircraft to create America's youngest all-Boeing fleet. The airline is also the first carrier to install XM Satellite Radio on a commercial aircraft and the only airline with Business Class and XM Satellite Radio on every flight. For reservations or more information, visit (America Online Keyword:AirTran).

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