AirTran Airways has resumed scheduled service from Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi to the carrier's hub in Atlanta and has added new service from Gulfport/Biloxi to Tampa/St....

AirTran Airways has resumed scheduled service from Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi to the carrier’s hub in Atlanta and has added new service from Gulfport/Biloxi to Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida.

The airline is operating the services with Boeing 717s.


All services are three-times weekly ― on Wednesdays, Friday and Sundays ― and appear to use one aircraft on each day for a tightly scheduled, two-round-trip, open-jaws rotation.

The Boeing 717 is the workhorse of the AirTran Airways fleet, but the carrier is planning to begin replacing its oldest 717s (some 10 years old in 2009) with a new type in four or five years' time

The rotation sees the Boeing 717, operating flight FL1590, depart Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) at 11:00 a.m. local time and arrive at Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport (GPT) at 11:27 a.m. local time. The aircraft then leaves GPT at 12:00 noon, operating flight FL159, for St. Petersburg Clearwater International Airport (PIE), where it arrives at 2:25 p.m. local time.

Departing PIE on flight FL1592 at 3:00 p.m., the Boeing 717 then arrives back at GPT at 3:33 p.m. local time. It takes off again, operating flight FL1593, at 4:03 p.m. to arrive at ATL at 6:22 p.m. local time. (Gulfport/Biloxi is on US Central time, while both Atlanta and Tampa are on Eastern time.)

  • Wanda Krohn

    May 5, 2011 #1 Author

    I am a senior who needs a one way nonstop ticket to Ft. Myers, FL from Gulfport, MS. I also need a wheelchair. Can you please help me? Thank you.

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