AirTran to connect Richmond, New York

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Despite cutting growth projections for the year, AirTran Airways will add two new daily nonstop flights between Richmond International and New York LaGuardia airports beginning 7 August.

The AirTran Holdings subsidiary will operate Boeing 717s on the route.

The Atlanta-hubbed carrier slowed growth to 9% for 2008 from previous projections of 20% and 10%.

Air Wisconsin, Chautauqua Airlines, Comair and US Airways fly between Richmond and New York, according to Innovata.