AirTran Airways has unveiled its schedules for planned new services to Aruba's Reina Beatrix International Airport to begin this winter.

AirTran Airways has unveiled its schedules for planned new services to Aruba’s Reina Beatrix International Airport to begin this winter.

Aruba will be the airline’s fifth Caribbean destination. The new flights are in addition to recently announced service to Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Nassau, Bahamas, as well as existing service to Cancun, Mexico and San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Subject to final government approval, AirTran Airways will begin weekly flights to Aruba (AUA) from Atlanta (ATL) on December 19 and from Orlando (MCO) on February 13, 2010. The popular tourist destination will also connect to dozens of other AirTran cities.

AirTran already operates flights to Cancun, Mexico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Phoenix, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and 10 cities in Florida. The airline currently operates the nation’s largest low-fare carrier hub in Atlanta and offers flights to more destinations than any other carrier from Orlando.

The Boeing 737-700 is the most capable workhorse in AirTran Airways' two-type fleet and the airline uses its 737s to operate its longest and most-trafficked routes

The Boeing 737-700 is the most capable workhorse in AirTran Airways' two-type fleet and the airline uses its 737s to operate its longest and most-trafficked routes

From December 19, AirTran’s flight FL871 will depart ATL at 11:10 a.m. on Saturdays to arrive at AUA ta 4:05 p.m. The return flight, FL872, is timed to leave AUA at 4:50 p.m. to reach ATL at 7:50 p.m. The airline will operate the flights with Boeing 737-700s.

On Saturdays from February 13, 2010, AirTran’s flight FL494 will push back from the gate at MCO at 10:06 a.m. to arrive at AUA at 2:15 p.m. Return flight FL495 is scheduled to depart AUA at 3:00 p.m. in order to reach MCO at 5:13 p.m. As with its ATL-AUA flights, AirTran will operate its weekly MCO-AUA flights with Boeing 737-700s.