Mailing Address:9955 AirTran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32827
History:AirTran’s origins lie the 1997 merger of two small, low cost airlines with a similar fleet strategy and focus on low fares. A watershed moment for the carrier came in 1999 when industry veterans Joe Leonard (Chairman & CEO) and Bob Fornaro (President & COO) took the reins of the airline and lead the charge for careful cost controls, operational excellence and aggressive expansion that has resulted in AirTran being one of the leading low-cost carrier brands today.
International Network Strengths:Only non-US destination is Grand Bahama Island
Domestic Network Strengths:North-South routes in Eastern half of US via their Atlanta hub with significant service to Florida. Growing Midwestern presence in Chicago, Indianapolis and other cities as well as some trans-continental service to the West Coast.
Plane Types:Boeing 717 Boeing 737
Useful phone numbers:
Corporate HQ: 800-965-2107
Customer Relations: 866-247-2428
A + Rewards: 888-327-5878
Frequent Flyer Program:A + Rewards
Earning Currency:Credits. Earn one credit for one-way flown. Also earn bonus credits for Business Class travel and through A + Rewards partnerships.
Popular Redemption Award Levels:
8 Credits Free one-way flight
16 Credits Free round-trip flight
32 Credits Free round-trip domestic flight on any airline
4 Credits Free one-way Business Class upgrade
16 Credits Free one-way Business Class flight
32 Credits Free round-trip Business Class flight
Elite levels:AirTran Elite 20 Base Credits in 90 day period or 50 Base Credits in 12 months.
Mileage Expiration Policy:A + Rewards Credits expire 1 year from date earned. A + Rewards Travel Vouchers expire 1 year from date issued.
Co-Branded Credit Card:Barclays A + Rewards Visa Consumer Card
Membership Rewards enrollees can search for AirTran reward seats directly on the Membership Rewards web site using new "Seat Finder" feature.
This year, AirTran has begun service to the following cities: Portland, ME, Charleston, SC, San Diego, CA, St Louis, MO, Seattle, WA, Phoenix, AZ, Daytona Beach, FL and Newburgh, NY.
AirTran is in the midst of a hostile takeover effort to merger with Midwest Airlines and recently increased their offer for the Milwaukee based carrier. Stay tuned to these pages for updates on the progress of this effort.
The best way to get an inside view of Indy Car racing is with AirTran Airways. As an Indy Car sponsor, AirTran creates travel exclusives to Indy Car races with their partners to experience it from an insider’s point of view. Look for them on Airtran.com.
AirTran would likely have an all Boeing 717 fleet except that Boeing stopped making the original Macdonald-Douglas design a few years back.. So AirTran began purchasing new 737 aircraft from Boeing to further their growth and currently has one of the youngest fleets of any US carrier.