AirTran Airways Celebrates Independence Day With Atlanta Area Events

July 2, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. , July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), the parent company of AirTran Airways, will celebrate Independence Day by participating in a variety of Atlanta area celebrations.

AirTran Airways will sponsor the spectacular fireworks and special effects show at Centennial Olympic Park, complete with live entertainment featuring the Infinity Show Band and a Fountain of Olympic Rings water show. American rock band Vertical Horizon headlines the musical acts, which also include local band Stokeswood. The finale of the evening is the AirTran Airways Fireworks Spectacular, Atlanta's best fireworks display synchronized to a special selection of patriotic music.

Also, AirTran Airways Crew Members at the Carrollton Reservations Call Center will also participate in the Carrollton People's Parade in Carrollton, Ga. , and will also be passing out refreshments and goodies to parade goers.

"AirTran Airways has a strong presence in Atlanta , and we are proud to take part in these Independence Day celebrations in our hub city," said Bob Fornaro , AirTran Airways' chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Thanks to the support of our loyal customers, our Atlanta -based operations continue to grow and make us the second largest carrier at 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. The airline offers coast-to-coast flights on North America's newest all-Boeing fleet, with amenities including Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit

Media Contacts: AirTran Airways Christopher White Cynthia Tinsley-Douglas 678.254.7442

SOURCE AirTran Airways