AirTran JetConnect

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AirTran JetConnect
IATA ICAO Callsign
FL TRS Citrus
Founded September 26, 2002 (as Air Wisconsin)
Commenced operations November 15, 2002
Ceased operations August 2004
Focus cities
Fleet size 26
Destinations 18
Parent company AirTran Holdings NYSEAAI
Headquarters Appleton, Wisconsin
Key people Bob Fornaro
(Chairman, President and CEO)

AirTran JetConnect was the brand for AirTran Airways former regional airline service, which flew regional jet aircraft from AirTran's hub in Atlanta. Service was to short-haul markets where AirTran felt their 717 or A320 (operated by Ryan International) aircraft were too large to economically operate.

The JetConnect service was provided by regional carrier Air Wisconsin, who supplied 10 Canadair Regional Jet painted in full banner carrier AirTran livery with the subtle title branding Jet Connect added next to the AirTran Livery.[1]

The last regional jet flight operated in August 2004.


The agreement was officially announced on September 26, 2002,[2] with service beginning on November 15, 2002.[3] Initially, JetConnect flew to Greensboro, Pensacola, and Savannah, later expanding to a total of 18 cities across the eastern United States.

On March 5, 2004, Airtran announced that it would be ending its JetConnect service. The airline performed an economic analysis and determined it could operate the Boeing 717 more efficiently than the Canadair regional jets in short-haul markets.[4] During the phasing-out process, Air Wisconsin returned all of its regional jets to the United Express fleet, repainting them in United Express livery. All aircraft have since been repainted in US Airways colours as Air Wisconsin now operates entirely under the US Airways Express banner.


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