AirTran Airways Returns Scheduled Service to Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss.

Low Cost Carrier Adds Flights to Atlanta and Tampa

ORLANDO, Fla. – AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced plans to resume scheduled service from Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss., to the carrier's hub in Atlanta and add new service from Gulfport/Biloxi to Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. 

This service will begin on Friday, January 8, 2010, and will replace existing charter service to Atlanta. Flights to Atlanta and Tampa/St. Petersburg will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with the airline's Wi-Fi equipped, Boeing 717. 

Accreditation Assessment Team for Airport Police Department Invites Public Comment

TAMPA – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive August 15, 2009, to examine all aspects of the Tampa International Airport Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. 

CALEA sends a team to verify that the Airport Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards as a part of a voluntary process to gain reaccreditation by compliance with 463 standards as opposed with 373 standards with initial accreditation in 2006. 

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Failure to follow the protest policy set out in the Authority's policies constitutes a waiver of the respondent’s protest and resulting claims.

TSA PreCheck application center now open at Tampa International Airport

Travelers in Tampa now have more options to apply for expedited screening

TAMPA - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Tampa International Airport (TPA) today announced the opening of an application site for TSA PreCheck, an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag. TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the country.

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