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AirTran Airways Corporation

Corporate Information

The carrier has corporate offices in Orlando, Fla. and a total of 8,659 employees, including 776 pilots-in-charge, 856 other pilots and 2,240 flight attendants.
Source: FAA Air Operators database, last updated Jan 4, 2010; Regional Airline Association 2009 Annual Report

Safety Record, 2002-2009

Onboard fatalities0
Other reported incidents3
Accidents resulting in serious onboard injury3
Serious accidents per billion passenger miles0.03
Serious accidents are those that resulted in at least one serious onboard injury.
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of BTS annual traffic statistics, NTSB accident data

June 2009 Traffic Summary

Average Seats123.1
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Incident/Accident History

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuries
Accident Dulles, Va.
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Jan. 20, 2002 0 0
Accident Flushing, N.Y.
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March 26, 2003 0 1
Accident Atlanta, Ga.
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Aug. 1, 2003 0 0
Incident Atlanta, Ga.
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March 5, 2004 0 0
Accident Memphis, Tenn.
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Nov. 10, 2006 0 0
Incident Seattle, Wash.
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July 2, 2008 0 0
Incident Tampa, Fla.
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Feb. 19, 2009 0 0
Accident Inverness, Fla.
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Aug. 27, 2009 0 1
Accident Norfolk, Va.
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Oct. 26, 2009 0 1
Source: National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010