AirTran Airways to start Atlanta-Punta Cana flights on February 16

AirTran Airways (Orlando) announced plans to expand its Caribbean service to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Punta Cana will mark the fifth Caribbean destination the low-cost leader offers service to joining: Aruba, Cancun, Mexico, Montego Bay, Jamaica and Nassau/Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Roundtrip, nonstop flights between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Punta Cana International Airport will be conducted twice weekly beginning February 16, 2011.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Boeing 737-7BD N330AT (msn 36399) departs from the Atlanta hub.