Facebook in the friendly skies: AirTran Airways Gives Free Access in Feb

AirTran Airways today announced a promotion with Gogo Inflight Internet and the Ford Motor Company that will offer complimentary access to social networking site Facebook to its customers during the month of February.

As the only major airline with Wi-Fi on every flight, AirTran Airways customers will be able to update their pages, check out their friends and do anything else on Facebook that they can do on the ground, including visiting AirTran’s Facebook page for our latest deals and information at www.facebook.com/AirTranAirways.

“Our passengers love knowing that getting on one of our planes, no matter which plane, means being able to stay connected to their favorite places on the Internet,” said Tad Hutcheson, AirTran Airways’ vice president of marketing and sales. “Thanks to this promotion with Gogo and Ford more passengers than ever will be able to enjoy visiting Facebook inflight, free of charge.”

Passengers with any Wi-Fi enabled device will be able to take advantage of this offer during the month of February by selecting the Gogo wireless network inflight, opening a web browser and clicking on the Ford/Facebook banner.

AirTran Airways is a Fortune 1,000 company and has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past two years. AirTran is the only major airline with Wi-Fi on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on North America’s newest all-Boeing fleet. Its low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight.