AirTran Airways (Orlando) will add a third daily flight from Milwaukee to Boston on July 7 and a fourth daily flight to Washington/Reagan National this October. AirTran Airways is also introducing new, nonstop flights to New Orleans in October and Sarasota/Bradenton, FL, in November. The airline is also returning seasonal service to Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood in November.
Service to Sarasota/Bradenton and New Orleans mark the 19th and 20th cities AirTran Airways serves from General Mitchell. Last year the airline grew more than 60 percent in Milwaukee while opening pilot and flight attendant bases at the airport and serving more than 1.8 million passengers.
However AirTran’s pilots will picket the company’s annual meeting in Milwaukee. The pilots are planning to strike the company if they do not receive a new contract.