After suffering a loss of $34.8 million in the first quarter of 2008 , AAI announced plans to curtail growth until 2012. Under this plan, the Atlanta based carrier will defer delivery of 18 Boeing 737-700s scheduled for 2009-2011, taking them instead in 2013 and 2014.
Directors of both Delta and Northwest agreed to merge the two companies. Holders of shares of Northwest would receive 1.25 shares of Delta in the proposed deal.
AirTran offers passengers between 18 and 22 the chance to fly free until the age of 23. The sweepstakes is part of the AirTran U standby program for college-age passengers