ATA Announces Codeshare Schedule with Southwest

ATA Airlines, Inc. today
announced the list of cities included in its codeshare alliance with
Southwest Airlines . During the first stage of the codeshare alliance,
passengers who connect at Chicago-Midway Airport will have the option to
travel from one carrier to the other identical to a single carrier
connection. “This codeshare alliance is the first of its kind for low-cost carriers.
It is a historic move for ATA and Southwest as customers from both
airlines are gaining access to more destinations while both airlines will
be able to grow without the added complexity of having to open new
markets,” said George Mikelsons, ATA’s Chairman, President and CEO.

“We’re excited about the opportunity the codeshare gives us to offer
additional destinations with our famous low fares to our Customers and
bring additional traffic and revenues to Southwest Airlines,” said Gary
Kelly, Southwest’s CEO. “Concurrently, we can continue to grow our
aircraft fleet, planned at 29 net additional aircraft in 2005, and expand
our route system about 10 percent. We are thrilled about our previously
announced expansion at Chicago-Midway.”

When the codeshare becomes available for sale on Sunday, January 16, ATA
passengers can book travel beginning on February 4 to more than 40
Southwest destinations from the 11 ATA cities included in the codeshare
agreement. This will create over 200 new city-pairs available for purchase
on ATA’s System such as Boston-San Diego or New York, LaGuardia-Houston.

ATA passengers in Boston will be able to connect to/from these Southwest
Airlines cities via Chicago-Midway: Albuquerque, Birmingham, Houston,
Indianapolis, Jackson (Miss), Kansas City, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Los
Angeles, Louisville, Nashville, New Orleans, Oakland, Oklahoma City,
Omaha, Portland*, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Diego and Seattle/Tacoma.

ATA passengers in Denver will be able to connect to/from these Southwest
Airlines cities via Chicago-Midway: Baltimore/Washington, Birmingham,
Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit/Metro, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood,
Hartford/Springfield, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Long Island/MacArthur,
Louisville, Manchester, Nashville, New Orleans, Newark*, Orlando,
Philadelphia**, Providence, Raleigh-Durham and Tampa Bay.

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ATA passengers in Ft. Myers will be able to connect to/from these
Southwest Airlines cities via Chicago-Midway: Cleveland, Detroit/Metro,
Kansas City, Las Vegas, Oakland, Omaha, Phoenix, San Diego and
Seattle/Tacoma*.

ATA passengers in Honolulu will be able to connect to/from these Southwest
Airlines cities via Chicago-Midway: Baltimore/Washington, Cleveland,
Columbus, Detroit/Metro, Ft. Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Louisville,
Manchester, Nashville, Orlando, Providence**, St. Louis and Tampa Bay.

ATA passengers in Minneapolis/St. Paul will be able to connect to/from
these Southwest Airlines cities via Chicago-Midway: Albuquerque,
Baltimore/Washington, Birmingham, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit/Metro, Ft.
Lauderdale, Hartford/Springfield, Houston/Hobby, Indianapolis, Jackson
(Miss.), Jacksonville, Little Rock, Long Island/MacArthur, Louisville,
Manchester, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk***, Oklahoma City, Orlando,
Philadelphia, Providence, Raleigh-Durham, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Tulsa and
West Palm Beach.

ATA Passengers in New York/LaGuardia will be able to connect to/from these
Southwest Airlines cities via Chicago-Midway: Albuquerque, Birmingham,
Houston/Hobby, Jackson (Miss.), Kansas City, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Los
Angeles, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Ontario, Omaha, Phoenix, Portland*, St.
Louis, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma, Tucson and Tulsa.

ATA passengers in Newark will be able to connect to/from these Southwest
Airlines cities via Chicago-Midway: Albuquerque, Houston/Hobby, Jackson
(Miss.), Kansas City, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Oakland,
Oklahoma City, Omaha, Ontario*, Orange County*, Phoenix, St. Louis, San
Diego, Seattle/Tacoma, Sacramento St. Louis, Tucson and Tulsa.

ATA passengers in San Francisco will be able to connect to/from these
Southwest Airlines cities via Chicago-Midway: Baltimore/Washington,
Birmingham, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit/Metro, Ft. Lauderdale,
Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Manchester, Nashville, Orlando,
Providence** and Tampa Bay.

ATA passengers in Sarasota will be able to connect to/from these Southwest
Airlines cities via Chicago-Midway: Cleveland, Detroit/Metro and Omaha.

ATA passengers in St. Petersburg will be able to connect to/from these
Southwest Airlines cities via Chicago-Midway: Detroit/Metro, Kansas City,
Las Vegas, Los Angeles*, Oakland, Omaha, Phoenix and Seattle/Tacoma*.

ATA passengers in Washington D.C.-Reagan will be able to connect to/from
these Southwest Airlines cities via Chicago-Midway: Albuquerque,
Houston/Hobby, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Los
Angeles, Oakland, Omaha, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Diego and Seattle/Tacoma.

“Customers will have the option to purchase their ticket through either
airline, whether via its web site, call center or other preferred means as
they do today. We will make connecting from an ATA flight to a Southwest
flight as seamless as possible and offer easy, online check-in to all
customers, as well as automatic transfer of baggage between airlines to
customers’ final destinations,” said John Happ, Senior Vice President,
Marketing and Sales.

For the time being, ATA’s Travel Awards Program and Southwest Airlines’
Rapid Rewards program will continue as independent programs with
passengers getting credit on the airline where they made their
reservation. ATA Travel Awards members will receive 500 points for
codeshare round-trips, or 1,000 points if booking on the airline’s web
site at ata.com. Customers booking their flights through Southwest
Airlines will receive two Rapid Rewards credits for each codeshare
round-trip flight, with bonus credits available when booking through
http://www.southwest.com/.

ATA’s new flight schedule for 2005 increases frequency of flights between
Chicago-Midway and five of the most popular business destinations,
including Boston, Denver, New York, Newark and Minneapolis. The expansion
of ATA’s flights from Chicago-Midway will bring:

  - Eight daily nonstop departures to New York-LaGuardia beginning Feb. 4.
  - Eight daily nonstop departures to Minneapolis beginning Feb. 4.
  - Five daily nonstop departures to Boston beginning April 3.
  - Five daily nonstop departures to Newark beginning April 3.
  - Five daily nonstop departures to Denver beginning April 3.
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