AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., announced its addition of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to its Caribbean service, to begin February 11, 2011. Punta Cana will be the airlines fifth Caribbean destination following Aruba, Cancun, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Nassau/Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Starting next February, roundtrip, nonstop flights will begin twice weekly between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Punta Cana International Airport. Wednesdays and Saturdays, the first flight will depart Atlanta at 10:20 a.m. and get into Punta Cana at 3:00 p.m.; the second flight will depart Punta Cana at 3:45 and get into Atlanta at 6:45 p.m. Connections to Punta Cana will also be available from more than 40 cities through Atlanta, New York, Washington, Boston, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Orlando.