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April 24, 2015 9:08 PM ET


Company Overview of AirTran Airways, Inc.

Company Overview

AirTran Airways, Inc. operates as an airline that provides passenger air transportation services. It operates flights to various domestic and international destinations in the United States, Aruba, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The company also offers charter flight services; and moves cargo on its flights under the Southwest Airlines Cargo name. AirTran Airways, Inc. was formerly known as Conquest Sun Airlines, Inc. and changed its name to AirTran Airways, Inc. in August 1994. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Orlando, Florida. As of September 30, 2003, AirTran Airways, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co.

9955 Airtran Boulevard

Orlando, FL 32827

United States

Founded in 1993

4,700 Employees





Key Executives for AirTran Airways, Inc.

President, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Planning - Southwest Airlines and Chief Commercial Officer
Age: 53
Senior Vice President of Finance
Age: 46
Executive Vice President of Operations & Customer Service
Age: 47
Chairman of Southwest Airlines Co, Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Airlines Co, President of Southwest Airlines Co and Director of Southwest Airlines Co
Age: 59
Senior Vice President of Finance
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

AirTran Airways, Inc. Key Developments

Airtran Airways Flight Attendants Ratify Contract with Southwest

Union represented flight attendants from AirTran Airways announced that they have voted in favour of a new agreement with Southwest Airlines management that would cover the over 1,700 flight attendants. The flight attendants, who are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, have not, to date, been integrated into the Southwest system. This agreement provides flight attendants with some immediate economic improvements until management completes the integration process. AirTran Flight Attendants stood strong throughout negotiations and remained resolute that they not be left behind as a result of this merger.

AirTran Reaches Tentative Agreement with the Flight Attendants

Southwest Airlines Co. announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with the flight attendants of AirTran Airways, Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, on collective bargaining agreement.

AirTran Airways Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement

Southwest Airlines announce that Flight Attendants from AirTran Airways have reached a tentative agreement on the collective bargaining agreement that became amendable in May 2013. AirTran Flight Attendants are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). This tentative agreement still requires membership ratification. The parties have been in discussions since February 2013 on an agreement that would serve as a bridge for the AirTran Flight Attendants until they ultimately transition to Southwest. To date, more than 400 Flight Attendants have made the transition, while approximately 1,700 Flight Attendants remain in the AirTran partition.

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