Posted on: 10 February 2010
AirTran Airways plans to begin service in Tunica, Mississippi from 6 May 2010, claiming the first scheduled air service from a major airline to the entertainment and gaming destination.
The low-fare carrier will offer roundtrip, nonstop flights using Boeing 717s between Tunica Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
"Tunica is one of the fastest growing resort areas in the country and the demand for air service to this previously unserved market is growing by leaps and bounds," said Kevin Healy, senior vice-president of marketing and planning for AirTran Airways. "The reach and convenience of our Atlanta hub will make it easy for customers from around the country to experience all the area has to offer."