Air Tran

Unruly AirTran Passenger Charged

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
By George Hatcher

AirTran flight 265 was en route from Baltimore to Austin, Texas when a passenger became unruly while the flight was over Little Rock Arkansas. Pilots diverted to Memphis Airport when the unruly passenger tried to open the door to the plane. The passenger was apparently not drunk and cooperated with authorities, however Randolph Robinson... »

Aviatrans Emergency Landing in Chelyabinsk after engine failure

Friday, December 28, 2012
By George Hatcher

On December 26, 2012, an Atran-Aviatrans Antonov 12BP en route from Chelyabinsk to Vorkuta with eight crew aboard made an emergency landing in Chelyabinsk after an engine failed. Pilots landed safely 15 minutes after take-off due to a malfunction of the fourth engine. The plane is undergoing inspection. No injuries were reported and no... »

Revamped Airtrans Jets go to Southwest to Delta

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
By George Hatcher

Delta Airlines is going to lease 88 former AirTran Airways Boeing 717 jets from Southwest Airlines. SW took over AirTran Airways in 2011. These planes are about to undergo a $100 million face lift. Southwest plans to replace the jets with bigger ones. The changes include the outdoor livery, and revamping the interiors. The... »

Air Tran Emergency Landing in Greenville

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: AirTran Airways Boeing 717-200 en route from Charlotte to Atlanta Where: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport When: May 4, 2011 Who: 115 passengers, 5 crew Why: The flight took off as usual but while en route, the twin engine plane developed a problem in one engine, with the compressor stalling. The left engine had to... »

He’s Making a List, Checking it Twice – Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Friday, December 24, 2010
By George Hatcher

From One Continent to the Next, AirTran Airways Tracks Santa’s One-Night World Tour – ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — For the seventh consecutive year, AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), is providing its first of three Satellite-based Aviation Navigational Tracking Apparatus (S.A.N.T.A.) reports. The following information regarding Santa... »

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Holdings Each Receive Antitrust Second Request

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
By George Hatcher

DALLAS, Tex. and ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines Co. and AirTran Holdings, Inc. announced today that each received a request yesterday for additional information from the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with Southwest’s previously announced proposed acquisition of AirTran. This action,... »

Smoke Diverts AirTran Flight

Sunday, November 7, 2010
By George Hatcher
Smoke Diverts AirTran Flight

Pictured: An AirTran Boeing 717 en route out of Memphis Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Hartsfield Photography What: AirTran Airways Boeing 717 en route from New Orleans to Milwaukee Where: Memphis Tennessee When: Nov 6, 2010 Who65 passengers Why: While en route, the plane developed smoke in the cabin.... »

Air Tran Boeing Engine Cover Falls Off Mid Flight

Friday, August 13, 2010
By George Hatcher
Air Tran Boeing Engine Cover Falls Off Mid Flight

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Roel van der Velpen What: Airtran Boeing 717-200 en route from Indianapolis to Baltimore Where: Dayton When: Aug 12th 2010 Who: 48 passengers and 5 crew Why: When the left engine developed problems after leaving Indianapolis, the crew diverted to Dayton where they made... »

Air Tran Cautionary Landing in Wichita

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
By George Hatcher
Air Tran Cautionary Landing in Wichita

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Sharpshooter What: AirTran Airways Boeing 737-700 en route from San Francisco to Atlanta Where: Wichita When: May 31 2010 Who: 126 passengers and crew Why: While en route, the flight developed oil pressure problems due to an oil leak and diverted to Wichita Kansas... »

Chattanooga Emergency Landing

Saturday, March 13, 2010
By George Hatcher
Chattanooga Emergency Landing

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Joey Collura What: Airtran Boeing 717-200 en route from Washington to Atlanta Where: Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport When: Mar 12 2010 Who: 117 passengers Why: While en route to Atlanta, the flight diverted to Chattanooga due to Atlanta weather. On approach to Chattanooga, the Boeing... »

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