AirTran 737-700. Photo: By Rob Finlayson. AirTran Holdings announced Wednesday that its shareholders “overwhelmingly approved” the proposed acquisition of AirTran by Southwest Airlines (ATW Daily News, Feb. 25). More than 98.6% of votes cast and 77.5% of shares outstanding were in favor of the acquisition, AirTran said. "We are grateful for our stockholders' strong vote of confidence in this merger," said AirTran's Chairman, President and CEO Bob Fornaro. ...

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