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Earnings Preview: AirTran Airways

ATLANTA - AirTran Holdings Inc., operator of discount carrier AirTran Airways, reports second-quarter results on Wednesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to...
ValuJet to buy AirTran, drop its name

...ValuJet Airlines, whose public image has suffered since a May 1996 crash in the Florida Everglades, is buying AirTran Airways and will drop the ValuJet name once the deal is completed. The deal, announced today, will be accomplished though...
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Carrier sues man over air security

...whose dash past security guards led to the four-hour shutdown of the Atlanta airport said Tuesday that a lawsuit by AirTran Airways "reminded me of vultures and buzzards circling." AirTran sued Michael Shane Lasseter in federal court in Atlanta...
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Now's the time to unload Vick

...just a minute that lab tests eventually reveal that it was only oregano. Now why Michael Vick - a paid spokesman for AirTran Airways who should know a little something about airport security procedures - may have been trying to smuggle oregano onto...
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Lightning hits plane after takeoff from Atlanta

...Atlanta was hit by lightning shortly after takeoff and returned to the airport as storms rumbled through the state.AirTran Airways spokesman Christopher White says the plane was hit soon after it took off around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. He said...
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Attracting a low-cost carrier can be a long, arduous affair

...supporters stepped up: a newly opened casino. The Beau Rivage Hotel Resort and Casino signed an agreement guaranteeing AirTran Airways a certain number of passengers if it started service at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. AirTran came a-running...
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Bumper sticker delays flight four hours

...pasted the sticker on the door as a practical joke while boarding an Atlanta-to-San Francisco flight Sunday, AirTran Airways spokesman Tad Hutcheson said. A ground crew worker noticed the sticker after all passengers were on board. The captain...
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Delta CEO gives bleak outlook for airline's revenue

...crucial to its survival. In a speech at an investor conference in New York, CEO Gerald Grinstein said low-fare rival AirTran Airways has for the most part been able to call the shots on ticket prices in many of the markets in which the two compete...
Atlanta airport, Georgia roadways expecting typical holiday rush

...ticket counters and security checkpoints," warns AirTran Airways' Web site. The Sunday after Thanksgiving is typically...Although most holiday travelers fly on Wednesday, AirTran Airways has seen an increase in people flying Thanksgiving...