ATA is the Number One Carrier in Indianapolis and Chicago-Midway

INDIANAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 19, 2002—ATA (American Trans Air, Inc.) (Nasdaq:AMTR), the nation`s 10th largest airline based on revenue passenger miles flown, has reported it is the number one, carrier at Indianapolis International and Chicago-Midway Airports.

Most recent statistics issued by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDOA) and the Indianapolis Airport Authority—BAA, shows ATA as the busiest carrier at both airports.

Information issued by the CDOA reported that in February 2002, ATA and its wholly owned subsidiary, Chicago Express Airlines, Inc. (doing business as ATA Connection) had a combined total of 477,671 passengers, 45 percent of the total. Similarly, a BAA report listed the carrier as having 100,764 passengers, 21 percent of the total during the month.

“These are indeed remarkable times for our airline as we continue to navigate through the many challenges facing the industry the last several months,” said John Tague, ATA President and CEO. “This is evidence that the customers we serve at both airports are enjoying the benefits of our convenient schedules and low fares.”

Recently, both ATA and ATA Connection announced additional services and schedule enhancements at these airports. Earlier this week, the carrier revealed plans to fly to Charlotte, N.C. three times each business day. And, ATA Connection announced new service to Moline, Ill., Toledo, Ohio and Flint, Mich.


In Indianapolis, the carrier announced non-stop service to Los Angeles and direct service to Seattle beginning on June 20.

ATA and ATA Connection expect to announce more destinations and service enhancements from both Chicago (Midway) and Indianapolis during the next few months.

Now in its 29th year of operation, ATA is the nation`s 10th largest carrier based on revenue passenger miles flown. ATA offers significant scheduled service from Chicago-Midway and Indianapolis to 40 business and vacation destinations. Stock of the Company`s parent company, Amtran, Inc., is traded on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol “AMTR.”