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Old 07-02-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
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AirTran Airways Reports Record June, Quarter Traffic

ORLANDO, Fla., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a
subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today reported record
traffic for both the month of June and the second quarter 2004. The airline
also set a passenger enplanement record in June with more than 1.16 million
passengers served -- the highest number in the airline's eleven-year history.
AirTran Airways' traffic, measured by revenue passenger miles (RPMs), grew
by 19.0 percent, to over 739 million RPMs, on an increase of 14.5 percent in
capacity, based on available seat miles (ASMs). June's load factor reached
77.3 percent, compared to 74.4 percent in June 2003. The airline enplaned
1,164,332 passengers in the month of June, a 12.7 percent increase from June
2003, and an all-time record.
For the second quarter of 2004, traffic grew by 21.4 percent on an
increase of 17.9 percent in capacity as compared to the second quarter of
2003. Load factor for the second quarter was 75.4 percent. Year-to-date 2004
traffic grew 21.9 percent on a capacity increase of 19.4 percent while load
factor was 72.0 percent. The airline served a record 3.42 million customers,
up 15.7 percent over second quarter 2003. For the first six months of this
year, more than 6.4 million customers were served, an increase of 16.0 percent
over the first six months of 2003.

AirTran Airways June 2004 Traffic
(Preliminary)

June 2004 June 2003 Change

Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 739,392 621,293 19.0%

Available Seat Miles (000) 956,209 835,369 14.5%

Load Factor 77.3% 74.4% 2.9 points

Passengers Enplaned 1,164,332 1,033,126 12.7%


2Q 2004 2Q 2003 Change

Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 2,175,046 1,791,622 21.4%

Available Seat Miles (000) 2,884,874 2,447,794 17.9%

Load Factor 75.4% 73.2% 2.2 points

Passengers Enplaned 3,427,809 2,962,307 15.7%


Y-T-D 2004 Y-T-D 2003 Change

Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 4,093,583 3,359,034 21.9%

Available Seat Miles (000) 5,683,654 4,759,756 19.4%

Load Factor 72.0% 70.6% 1.4 points

Passengers Enplaned 6,404,894 5,522,467 16.0%

AirTran Airways is one of America's largest low-fare airlines -- employing
more than 5,800 friendly, professional Crew Members and operating over 500
flights a day to 45 destinations. The airline's hub is at Hartsfield-Jackson
Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport by passenger
volume, where it is the second largest carrier. AirTran Airways, a subsidiary
of AirTran Holdings (NYSE: AAI), is the world's largest operator of the Boeing
717 and has America's youngest all-Boeing fleet. The airline recently added
the Boeing 737-700 aircraft, one of the most fuel efficient and
environmentally friendly aircraft flying today, to its fleet. For
reservations or more information, visit airtran.com (America Online Keyword:
AirTran).

Editor's note: Statements regarding the Company's operational and
financial success, business model, expectation about future success, improved
operational performance and our ability to maintain or improve our low costs
are forward-looking statements and are not historical facts. Instead, they are
estimates or projections involving numerous risks or uncertainties, including
but not limited to, consumer demand and acceptance of services offered by the
Company, the Company's ability to maintain current cost levels, fare levels
and actions by competitors, regulatory matters and general economic
conditions. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is
contained from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including but not
limited to the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2003. The Company disclaims any obligation or duty to update or
correct any of its forward-looking statements.

Media Contacts: Tad Hutcheson
tad.hutcheson@airtran.com
407.251.5578

Judy Graham-Weaver
judy.graham-weaver@airtran.com
770.907.5054

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