06:06 AM

AirTran Launches New Service From DFW International Airport to Chicago Midway

$59 one-way service gives North Texas passengers great choices, drives market growth

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, (May 8, 2006) – New daily service to Chicago’s Midway International Airport on AirTran Airways begins today at 7 a.m. on flight 890 from Terminal E. AirTran will make three daily non-stop flights from DFW International Airport to Midway. 

“AirTran’s new flight to Chicago’s Midway is an outstanding new addition to the service DFW is able to offer the North Texas traveler,” said Joe Lopano, executive vice president of marketing and terminal management. “AirTran has a proven track record of success, serving more than 880,000 passengers in 2005.” 

In addition to Chicago’s Midway, AirTran also flies 12 daily departures to Atlanta, Las Vegas, Orlando and Baltimore from DFW.

AirTran carried more than 38 percent more passengers in 2005 than the year before, leading low cost carrier growth at DFW. Low cost carriers serving DFW continue to set annual passenger records. The six low cost carriers serving DFW during calendar year 2005 carried 3.3 million passengers, which is 11 percent ahead of 2004. 

AirTran Airways, founded in 1993, offers service with more than 600 daily flights to 50 destinations. AirTran flies the youngest all-Boeing fleet and is the second largest carrier at the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. AirTran recently added the Boeing 737-700 aircraft to its fleet, one of the most fuel efficient aircraft flying today. The airline is also the first commercial carrier to install XM Satellite Radio onboard with more than 100 digital channels.