AirTran Airways on Dec. 17 kicked off a daily, nonstop flight to Nassau, Bahamas, from Atlanta, the airline’s biggest hub. 

The flight was scheduled to take just over two hours to reach the Bahamian capital. 

AirTran, a subsidiary of Orlando, Fla.-based AirTran Holdings Inc., is also launching service to Nassau from Baltimore four times per week and Orlando five times per week. 

The Bahamas flight is the newest expansion to AirTran’s Caribbean route map. Flights to Cancun, Mexico, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, launched earlier this year. 

Introductory fares are $79 each way from Atlanta, $99 from Baltimore and $44 from Orlando. 

The Bahamas opened a consulate general in Atlanta earlier this year. 


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