ATA reports rise in August traffic

ATA Airlines, Inc. reported today that its scheduled service passenger load factor for August increased 3.8% to 91.3%.

There were 298,859 passengers enplaned in August, an increase of 20.5% over the 248,001 passengers enplaned in August 2006.

Scheduled service traffic increased 35.2% to 537.9 million RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles) up from 397.9 million RPMs observed for the same period in 2006. Capacity increased 29.6% to 589.0 million ASMs (Available Seat Miles) compared with the 454.5 million ASMs for August 2006.

As of August 31, 2007, ATA has a fleet of 2 Boeing 737-300s, 12 Boeing 737-800s, 6 Boeing 757-200s, 4 Boeing 757-300s, 3 Lockheed L-1011s, and 2 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30s.

In its 34th year of operations, ATA, a subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics Inc., offers affordable scheduled service travel to and from destinations such as Guadalajara, Cancun, Hawaii, Oakland, Chicago, New York, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Washington, DC. Through connecting Southwest Airlines codeshare flights, ATA now serves customers in more than 60 markets. For more information, visit