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AirTran Awarded Florida State Government Contracts

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 1999--AirTran has been awarded 82 State of Florida Government Contracts.

The contracts awarded through a bidding process provide for air transportation for travelers on official government business between specific city pairs.

"AirTran is proud to have been selected as a designated carrier of the Florida State Government," said Joe Leonard, AirTran's chairman and CEO. "In addition to recent United States Government travel bids, AirTran has now been recognized specifically by the Florida State Government for dedication to outstanding service and affordable pricing."

The contracts are awarded competitively based on best overall value to the government, taking into consideration flight schedules and price. The contract period runs from Dec. 1, 1999 to Nov. 30, 2000.

Tickets for Florida State Government travel may be purchased by calling AirTran's special government travel desk at 877/468-4492, or through travel agents.

Offering the convenience of easy, same concourse connections in Atlanta, systemwide, AirTran operates over 264 daily departures to 30 cities. AirTran operates over 130 daily departures from Atlanta Hartsfield, the "World's Busiest Airport," as designated by Airports Council International.

AirTran provides everyday, affordable air travel throughout the eastern United States and Midwest, and unlike other airlines, never requires a roundtrip purchase or Saturday night stay. AirTran is the launch customer for the new Boeing 717, the newest, most innovative commercial aircraft to date. AirTran is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:AAIR).


AirTran, Orlando

Cara Maruskin, 407/251-5578

News-On-Demand: 888/329-0923
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