Archive for the ‘AirTran’ Category

Southwest Airlines & Airtran Airways to merge

May 3rd, 2011

Big news from the US aviation market. After some months of scrutiny, the Departament of Justice gave the green light to the merger between Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways. Thereby Southwest Airlines can close the purchase of AirTran Holdings.

What does this imply? First and foremost, Southwest Airlines, which is the biggest American domestic carrier today, can expand to important but yet unserved markets bringing the low-cost competition there.

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Airlines, AirTran, News by Continent, North America, Southwest Airlines

New routes. The latest updates from the world of aviation

February 21st, 2011

We begin this week with an update on what is new the schedules of various carriers worldwide – both low-cost airlines and traditional carriers – so that you are well-informed.

We start off with the Luton-based easyJet and its new route from London Gatwick to Zagreb. The new route will connect London and the Croatian capitol five times a week. Fares start at £25.99 one-way. There is more news from easyJet – another new route will carry all Sun-loving travellers from Belfast to Malta twice a week. Malta will thereby become the carrier’s 25th destination available from Belfast. The cheapest February fare at the time of writing is £55.99.

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Airlines, AirTran, Asia, easyJet, Europe, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, New Routes, News by Continent, North America, Qatar Airways, WizzAir

Quite a few new routes in 2011

February 7th, 2011


Hi there. We start off this week with quite a number of new routes in an attempt to keep YOU updated. We will look into the new services very briefly as the sheer quantity does not allow us to go into the details.

One year ago Allegiant moved 10 of its routes from Orlando Sanford International Airport to Orlando International Airport but now announced the homecoming of all ten routes in a bid to consolidate its all Orlando flights. The routes in question are e.g. Orlando Sanford – Allentown, Orlando Sanford – Des Moines or Orlando Sanford – Lexington. By now the return of all the routes should be accomplished.

While Allegiant is reshuffling the existing routes, Skyways is growing big time. Following the merger with Avia Express and a shift in ownership, this Swedish-based low-cost airline is adding six new international destinations and one domestic destination to its route network. The carriers new base becomes Airport Jönköping. The change will be marked by the opening of new services from Jönköping to Brussels and from Jönköping to Berlin Tegel. Both services will be in operation as of March 28, 2011.

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Aer Arann, Airlines, AirTran, Allegiant Air, bmi, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Skyways, Tiger Airways

Flight disruptions word over

February 1st, 2011


“May you live in interesting times” is – as the urban legend has it – a Chinese proverb and curse. Regardless of its authenticity, it very true of what is happening in the aviation world these days. Passengers word over suffer from flight disruptions for a whole numbers of reasons.

Political upheavals

By that we mean of course the unstable situation in Egypt where many travellers have wound up stranded at Cairo Airport.

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Aer Lingus, Africa, Airlines, Airports, AirTran, Cairo Airport (CAI), Delta Airlines, Europe, News by Continent, North America

New routes from various low-cost airlines

January 27th, 2011


Hi travellers. As usualy we keep our finger on the pulse and look for new services and routes which might be of interest for you. In today’s post, we would like to inform you about the following:

Let us begin with the Calgary-based low-cost airline WestJet which announces the opening of a new service to Orange County. As of May 2 and June 13 the passengers of WestJet will be able to fly without stopovers from respectively Vancouver to Orange County and from Calgary to Orange County.

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Airlines, AirTran, Ryanair, Westjet

Weather situation at airports

January 26th, 2011

Some time ago we witnessed how the severe weather conditions struck and paralized European airports making the lives of travellers a living hell, now, it seems, it is turn for American airports. American airlines warn travellers that they should expect that the fickle winter weather will affect their plans.

Some airlines announced they would meet their passengers halfway and allow rebooking free of charge.

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Airlines, AirTran, JetBlue, News by Continent, North America, Tips and hints

AirTran adds flights to popular tourist destinations

September 16th, 2010

Low cost airline AirTran Airways announced new flights to Florida’S Fort Myers from several points in its coast to coast network. The airline also adds services to Las Vegas. AirTran currently offers flights from more cities to Fort Myers than any other airline.

The airline will offer flights from Fort Myers to Bloomington, Buffalo, Moline and Rochester. Flights to/from Bllomington will be available from March 9, 2011, flights from Buffalo and Moline from March 8, 2011 and flights from Rochester will be available partly from November 20, 2010 and partly from March 9, 2011.

Airlines, AirTran, New Routes, North America

Big time bargain from AirTran Airways

July 13th, 2010

Here is a piece of good news for all America travellers on hunt for bargain airfares. The Orlando-based Airtran Airways announced that cheap tickets to all the destinations are now on sale. That is to say that one can choose from over 40 different routes including the top airports, such as Atlanta, Washington or Denver to mention just a couple of them.

As for the details – the promotion is valid until July 27, 2010 and travel period is July 23 – November 17, 2010. The message is clear – find & book you seat and then …up, up and away!

Airfare Deals, Airlines, AirTran, North America

AirTran adds flights from Wichita to Orlando

June 1st, 2010

Low cost airline AirTran Airways began new nonstop service from Wichita to Orlando. The airline will offer a Saturday nonstop flight between the two cities. AirTran serves over 40 nonstop destinations to Orlando, the most of any other airline.

The following nonstop flights between Wichita and Orlando are now available:

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Airlines, AirTran, New Routes, North America

AirTran Airways offers new summer sale fares

May 18th, 2010

Low cost airline AirTran Airways launched a 3-day airfare sales with special low fares. These special fares are available for purchase until May 20, 2010 and are good for travel from May 28, 2010 until November 10, 2010.

The lowest fares are available for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Additional sale fares are valid for travel on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Like all AirTran Airways fares, prices included in this sale are available for one-way travel and do not require a roundtrip purchase or an overnight stay. These low fare flights require a 10-day advance purchase.

Airfare Deals, Airlines, AirTran, North America