AirTran Airways said it intends to bring new jobs and flights to Milwaukee if its $290 million bid for Midwest Airlines is successful (ATWOnline, Dec. 15). It said its recent growth--it has added 2,800 jobs in the past five years--compares favorably to Midwest's, which AirTran said has cut 500 jobs during the same period, citing SEC filings. It also has 60 737s on order and said it is preparing to add 3,000 positions in the next five years. Midwest has two MD-80s on order, AirTran said. ...

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