AirTran announces new international flights

Low-cost carrier AirTran has announced some new international services, commencing throughout May and June. The airline is adding a total of seven routes to its network.

AirTran announces new international flights

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The new services will see AirTran flying to Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and John Wayne Airport in Orange County (SNA) for the first time.

AirTran has indicated that there will be “celebrations” on the first flights in each new market, with free treats and prize giveaways for passengers.

This is a breakdown of the new routes and flight schedules, which are now available for booking through November 2.

San Antonio (SAT) – Cancun (CUN)
Service commenced May 24.
Flying Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Tuesday service only available until September 1

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood (FLL) – San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
Service commenced May 24.
Flying two nonstop services daily.

Austin-Bergstrom (AUS) – Cancun (CUN)
Service commenced May 25.
Flying Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Wednesday service only available until September 1.

Orange County (SNA) – Mexico City (MEX)
Services commences June 3.
Flying one nonstop service daily.

Orange County (SNA) – Cabo San Lucas/San Jose del Cabo (SJD)
Services commences June 3.
Flying one nonstop service daily.

Chicago Midway (MDW) – Cancun (CUN)
Services commences June 3.
Flying one nonstop service daily.

San Antonio (SAT) – Mexico City (MEX)
Service commenced May 24.
Flying one nonstop service daily.

These new routes are part of the increasing integration between AirTran and its parent airline Southwest. In a separate development, the two carriers have announced an effective merger of their frequent flyer programs. If you’re a member of A+ Rewards (AirTran) or Rapid Rewards (Southwest), you can now transfer your points between the two programs. Full details of the new rewards system are available here (http://www.rewardsfarther.com).

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