Southwest Airlines is intending to close on its planned purchase of AirTran Holdings, Inc., the parent company of AirTran Airways, on May 2 – and expects to appoint Bob Jordan, Southwest’s executive vice president strategy and planning, as president of AirTran Airways.

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Tampa is the fourth city in AirTran Airways’ network to offer nonstop service to San Juan, joining Atlanta, Baltimore and Orlando in providing passengers with travel options for reaching the Caribbean island.

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At a special meeting held on March 23 in Orlando, more than 98.6 per cent of the votes cast and 77.5 per cent of shares outstanding were voted in favor of the transaction, according to AirTran Holdings, Inc., the parent of AirTran Airways.

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The airline says its expanded service to Branson from late May comes in response to increased demand from customers for better access to the “Live Music Show Capital of the World”.

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AirTran Airways is continuing to expand its Caribbean flight schedule with daily service to Aruba and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from the low-cost carrier’s hub in Atlanta, as well as a new weekly round-trip from Milwaukee to Cancun in Mexico.

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Nonstop flights to Bermuda will be available daily from Baltimore/Washington from April 7 through October 24, 2011, while daily service from Atlanta to Bermuda will begin on May 26 and continue through September 6.

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Likely future Southwest Airlines acquisition AirTran Airways is launching daily nonstop service from Tampa to Key West, as well as adding more flights on routes to sunspot destinations Tampa, San Juan, Phoenix and Orlando.

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Southwest Airlines is to buy AirTran Holdings, the parent company of Air Tran Airways, in the biggest take-over yet of a U.S. low-cost airline by another. The enlarged Southwest would serve 106 communities, would operate nearly 1.4 million departures a year and for the first time Southwest would serve destinations outside the United States.

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AirTran’s announcement of the new route came just 10 minutes after low-cost rival JetBlue Airways announced it would begin flights between Tampa and San Juan. AirTran will pre-empt JetBlue by launching service in April 2011, while JetBlue will begin service in May 2011.

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JetBlue Airways is planning to expand its focus-city operation at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport by launching daily nonstop service to Tampa International Airport in May 2011 and adding a second daily flight on the route from June 2011.

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AirTran Airways is launching new flights to Florida tourist destination Fort Myers from four points in its U.S. domestic network, as well as additional service to Las Vegas from Indianapolis in time for spring travel.

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AirTran Airways is planning to expand its Caribbean scheduled-service network with new, twice-weekly service between Atlanta and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from February 16, 2011.

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AirTran Airways has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Little Debbie brand of snack cupcakes (well known in the United States) by creating a special external logo for one of the airline’s Boeing 717s.

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AirTran Airways is beginning four-times weekly service to the resort of Tunica, Mississippi on May 6. The airline says its flights will represent the first scheduled air service by a major airline to the entertainment and gaming destination.

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AirTran Airways is launching new non-stop service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore and Jacksonville International Airport in Jacksonville, Florida on May 4.

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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.

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AirTran Airways has teamed up with the NBA professional basketball team the Orlando Magic to launch a custom-painted Boeing 717 in the Magic’s colors. The 717, dubbed ‘Magic 1’, will operate across the company’s network of more than 60 destinations.

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A group of 15 airlines has signed groundbreaking memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with two different U.S. producers ― AltAir Fuels LLC and Rentech, Inc. ― for a future supply of alternative aviation fuel.

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AirTran Airways is outfitting all of the 138 jets in its mainline, all-Boeing fleet with seat-back advertising.

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