AirTran to connect Atlantic City with Atlanta

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AirTran Airways plans to launch two daily roundtrip flights from its Atlanta hub to Atlantic City, New Jersey, from 11 June.

The carrier will become the second commercial airline to offer flights at the Atlantic City International airport.

AirTran joins Spirit Airlines, which offers service from Atlantic City to West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Spirit will also begin Airbus A319 operations to Boston starting 1 May, taking advantage of a landing fee waiver at Atlantic City.

The airport employs a six-month, percentage-based landing fee waiver in which new entrants pay 25% of the landing rate for the first two months of service. The amount paid by airlines increases as time passes.

AirTran and the airport were not available to comment about the carrier's potential use of the incentive.