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Touchdown Bermuda: AirTran Airways Launches New Service Between Atlanta and Bermuda

ATLANTA, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, Co. (NYSE: LUV), today began daily nonstop service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and L.F. Wade International Airport in St. George*s, Bermuda.

Passengers took part in a colorful celebration at the airport featuring traditional Gombey dancers and a steel drum band. A special performance by the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders also wowed the crowd as part of the **Touchdown Bermuda** themed event. In addition to welcoming passengers, the cheerleaders were heading to Bermuda for their annual swimsuit calendar photo shoot.

Bermuda is the latest destination in AirTran*s international route network, which includes: Aruba, Cancun, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Nassau, Bahamas and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

**AirTran Airways is committed to providing our customers with excellent service and low fares to fantastic destinations like Bermuda,** said John Kirby, AirTran Airways* senior director of planning. **This new, daily service makes it easier than ever for our loyal customers to experience the famous hospitality, pink-sand beaches and unique island culture of Bermuda.**

Atlanta becomes the second city in AirTran*s network to offer nonstop service to the island getaway. The low cost carrier began offering flights to Bermuda from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) last month.

**We are excited to partner with AirTran Airways in providing new service to our island,** said The Hon. Patrice K. Minors, Minister of Business Development and Tourism for Bermuda. **Atlanta is a wonderful U.S. city with many Bermuda fans, friends and family residing there. We are happy that this service will help continue to build a relationship while offering travelers an easy escape to Bermuda.**

05.06.2011. 06:20

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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