AirTran Airways was an American low-cost airline that was acquired by Southwest Airlines in 2014. Air Tran was based at Orlando International Airport (MCO) for the majority of the time that it flew but moved to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) when it was bought by Southwest.
At the time that it merged into Southwest, AirTran Airways operated nearly 700 daily flights. The airline flew a mix of domestic and international flights. Within the US, it mainly focussed on flying to destinations in the eastern and midwestern areas of the US. Internationally, it flew to destinations in Mexico and Central America.
AirTran launched in 1993, under the name Conquest Sun Airlines. A year after it launched, it rebranded to AirTran Airways. In 1997, the airline merged with another struggling US airline, ValuJet, and took on many of its flight routes. In the 2000s, the airline really expanded its domestic flight offering, launching a regional subsidiary brand (AirTran JetConnect) and launching many new routes to destinations in smaller cities.
In 2010, Southwest announced that it will buy AirTran Airways and acquire all of its routes. The merger took over four years and AirTran Airways was fully integrated into Southwest Airlines on December 28, 2014.
Looking for flights to the Caribbean Islands? AirTran Airways operates scheduled passenger flights throughout the Caribbean.
At the time that it merged with Southwest, AirTran Airways flew to more than 69 destinations across the US and to other parts of North America and Central America. This included destinations such as Mexico City, Punta Cana, Montego Bay, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Wichita, Grand Rapid, St.Louis, New York City, Houston, Burlington, Seattle, Charleston, and many more.
If you're looking to fly within the Caribbean, our guide to domestic flights around the Caribbean offers lots of helpful information, including an airline guide and FAQs.
|Aruba||Oranjestad||Queen Beatrix Airport|
|Bahamas||Nassau||Lynden Pindling Airport|
|Bermuda||Bermuda||L.F. Wade Airport|
|Dominican Republic||Punta Cana||Punta Cana Airport|
|Jamaica||Montego Bay||Sangster Airport|
|Mexico||Cabo San Lucas||Los Cabos Airport|
|Mexico City||Mexico City Airport|
|Puerto Rico||San Juan||Luis Muñoz Marín Airport|
|Arizona||Phoenix||Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport|
|California||Los Angeles||Los Angeles Airport|
|San Francisco||San Francisco Airport|
|Santa Ana/Orange County||John Wayne Airport|
|Florida||Fort Lauderdale||Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport|
|Fort Myers||Southwest Florida Airport|
|Palm Beach||Palm Beach Airport|
|Key West||Key West Airport|
|Georgia||Atlanta||Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Airport|
|Illinois||Bloomington||Central Illinois Airport|
|Chicago||Chicago Midway Airport|
|Moline||Quad City Airport|
|Iowa||Des Moines||Des Moines Airport|
|Kansas||Wichita||Wichita Eisenhower National Airport|
|Kentucky||Lexington||Blue Grass Airport|
|Louisiana||New Orleans||Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport|
|Maryland||Baltimore||Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport|
|Michigan||Detroit||Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Airport|
|Grand Rapids||Gerald R. Ford Airport|
|Minnesota||Minneapolis/St. Paul||Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport|
|Kansas City||Kansas City Airport|
|St. Louis||Lambert-Saint Louis Airport|
|Nevada||Las Vegas||McCarran Airport|
|New Jersey||Atlantic City||Atlantic City Airport|
|Newark||Newark Liberty Airport|
|New York||Buffalo||Buffalo Niagara Airport|
|New York City||LaGuardia Airport|
|Rochester||Greater Rochester Airport|
|White Plains||Westchester Airport|
|North Carolina||Charlotte||Charlotte/Douglas Airport|
|Columbus||Port Columbus Airport|
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma City||Will Rogers World Airport|
|Pennsylvania||Allentown||Lehigh Valley Airport|
|Tennessee||Knoxville||McGhee Tyson Airport|
|Texas||Dallas/Fort Worth||Dallas/Fort Worth Airport|
|Austin||Austin Bergstrom Airport|
|Houston||William P. Hobby Airport|
|San Antonio||San Antonio Airport|
|Virginia||Newport News||Newport News/Williamsburg Airport|
|Washington D.C.||Ronald Reagan Washington Airport|
|Washington D.C.||Washington Dulles Airport|
|West Virginia||Charleston||Yeager Airport|
|Wisconsin||Milwaukee||General Mitchell Airport|
As of April 2021, AirTran's fleet consists of 140 aircraft:
ValuJet was an airline that was established in 1993. ValuJet offered many domestic services across the US from its base in Georgia, as well as some international routes to Canada. After some difficult years of operations, the airline was grounded for a few months, before it returned with a smaller fleet and smaller route network. In 1997, the airline's parent holding company acquired AirTran Airways. One of the first courses of action that the company took was to merge ValuJet and AirTran Airways operations. AirTran Airways continued as the surviving brand and, therefore, the ValuJet name stopped being used with the merger.
A+ Rewards was the frequent flyer program for AirTran Airways. It rewarded passengers loyal to the airline by giving members of A+ Rewards points each time they flew with the airline. These points could be used to spend on future flights with the airline. On top of this, members with an A+ Rewards membership were also given a range of other benefits, such as access to increased baggage allowances, priority check-in and more.
AirTran Airways wasn't a member of any airline alliance.
After Southwest bought AirTran in 2010, AirTran and Southwest created a codeshare agreement. This lasted up until 2014 when all AirTran routes were merged into Southwest.
Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the main international airport in Orlando, Florida and was the hub airport for AirTran Airways. Air Tran used Orlando International as its main hub for the whole time that flew under the AirTran Airways name. It previously used Fort Lauderdale as its hub and, when it merged with Southwest, began using Dallas/Fort Worth as its hub. Orlando International has four runways, two terminal buildings and handles over 50 million passengers each year. AirTran also had secondary hubs at Atlanta, Baltimore and Milwaukee.
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Yes, Alternative Airlines is an online flight search and booking site that makes it easy to find the flights that you're looking for. To begin, use the search bar at the top of the page, by entering Florida as your arrival airport, and the Caribbean airport you’ll be departing from.
Air Tran Airways flies to a number of destinations within the Caribbeans including Aruba, Bahamas, Jamaican, Dominican Republic and more. It also flies international flights to Florida, Michigan, Georgia, and many others.