AirTran Airways Receives 50th Boeing 717 Jetliner into Fleet

AirTran Airways has received its 50th 717-200, a reliable short-range, high-frequency twinjet built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Long Beach, Calif. AirTran is the launch customer and largest operator of the 717. By the end of 2003, the low-cost carrier will have one of the youngest fleets in the world.

From its hub at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, AirTran provides daily flights to 40 cities throughout the eastern United States in 717s configured to carry 117 passengers in big jet comfort. The fuel-efficient 717 is the best-selling airplane in its class, with the most orders of any new airplane in the 100-seat market.

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