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AirTran Traffic Rises

March sees a 24% jump in traffic and a 22% rise in capacity.

Low cost airline operator

AirTran Holdings


said March passenger traffic jumped 23.6% from a year ago.

AirTran's capacity during March rose 22.4% as measured by so-called available seat miles. The passenger load factor for the month was 78.1%, compared with 77.4% in March 2005.

The airline flew 1.78 million passengers in the month, a rise of 25.7% over previous year.

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