6/16/2009 - AirTran Airways enters Asheville, N.C.
AirTran Airways enters Asheville, N.C.
AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, inc., has launched nonstop flights between Asheville Regional Airport in Asheville, North Carolina, and Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida.
The airline will offer three nonstop flights to Orlando each week.
Director of Revenue Management for AirTran Airways Roger Morenc, announced "AirTran Airways recognized the need for a low fare carrier in Asheville, and we are happy to step in and provide a cost-effective airline option for residents,"
"Travellers in Asheville can now fly nonstop to Orlando, one of the prime vacation destinations in the country, while enjoying XM Satellite Radio and Gogo(R) Inflight Internet service."
Asheville Regional Airport Director David N. Edwards, Jr., A.A.E. said ... "We are thrilled that AirTran Airways has chosen to serve Western North Carolina.
"This new route to the Sunshine State demonstrates the economic vitality of our vibrant community and gives passengers the low-fare carrier they have been seeking."
To demonstrate its support for the community, AirTran Airways donated flights to the Health Adventure, a local museum dedicated to educating children about science and technology, and officials were on hand at the inaugural to receive that donation.
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