Wed., March 23, 2011 4:45pm (EDT)

AirTran Clears Merger Vote
By Atlanta Journal Constitution
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
  Shareholders of AirTran Airway have approved the company’s sale to Southwest Airlines. (Image courtesy of: http://commons.wikimedia.org)
Shareholders of AirTran Airway have approved the company’s sale to Southwest Airlines. (Image courtesy of: http://commons.wikimedia.org)
Shareholders of AirTran Airway have approved the company’s sale to Southwest Airlines. Nearly 99 percent of votes cast this morning were for the deal.

The merger’s final obstacle in anti-trust clearance from the federal government.