AirTran Airways route map - from Atlanta

AirTran Airways The airline and the Airways Corporation holding company was purchased in 1997 by the ValuJet holding company which owned the struggling ValuJet Airlines, the ValuJet holding company became known as AirTran Holdings and merged ValuJet Airlines into AirTran Airways; ValuJet Airlines was renamed to "AirTran Airlines" first before it was merged into AirTran Airways, this caused confusion with the public and the media into believing that AirTran Airways was merged into ValuJet Airlines and ValuJet Airlines was renamed to AirTran Airways due to the AirTran management at the time was the former ValuJet management. AirTran Airways was indeed the surviving airline while the airline formerly known as ValuJet did not survive.

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