American cheap flights carrier AirTran Airways has announced plans to start flights between Columbus, Ohio and Fort Lauderdale from March 5th.
It will be the only airline to offer a non-stop daily flight between Port Columbus International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport once the service comes into effect.
Commenting on the new flights, Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways’ senior vice president of marketing and planning, said: "AirTran Airways has seen a lot of success in Columbus since entering the market in November 2008 and we are dedicated to expanding our operations where additional flights are needed."
The carrier will now offer connecting flights to over 40 destinations across Atlanta in addition to its non-stop routes between Columbus and Atlanta, Orlando, Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale.
AirTran Airways was established in June 1993 and currently flies to 57 destinations in the US.
It is based at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and is the world’s biggest Boeing 717 operator.