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AirTran Airways sets March 23 as special stockholders meeting to vote on takeover by Southwest Airlines

AirTran Airways (Orlando) has set March 23 as the date of a special stockholders meeting in Orlando to vote on the $1.4 billion acquisition by Southwest Airlines (Dallas).

Read the full story by AJC:


AirTran had few options to the Southwest offer. Read this interesting article on the background of the Southwest takeover by AJC:


Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. It is not clear if the special AirTran color schemes will survive the merger or be adapted with Southwest colors. Please click on the photo for the story of Little Debbie Cupcakes.

The AirTran fleet and route map will mesh well with Southwest giving WN an Atlanta hub. Click below on the interactive AirTran route map:


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