AirTran Airways announced a partnership with U.S. Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin. The 17-year-old sensation has become the newest team member on the low-cost carrier’s roster of sports endorsers and will be featured in radio spots and state-of-the-art, high-impact billboards in Atlanta, where AirTran is the second largest carrier, and in other markets throughout the carrier’s coast-to-coast network.
“Melanie Oudin has quickly become a household name in the world of tennis, and we are so proud of her accomplishments both on and off the court,” said Tad Hutcheson, AirTran Airways’ vice president of marketing and sales. “Melanie joins a great lineup of celebrity endorsers including Indy Racing Star Danica Patrick, Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Matt Ryan, Atlanta Thrasher Ilya Kovalchuk and Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning just to name just a few.”
“I am thrilled to have AirTran as a partner as I strive to reach my goals as a professional tennis player,” commented Melanie Oudin. “It means so much to me that a local company is supporting me and I am truly excited about this partnership.”