ATA Announces New Service to Lexington, Ky.

INDIANAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 13, 2002—ATA (American Trans Air, Inc.) (Nasdaq:AMTR), and Chicago Express Airlines, Inc. (doing business as ATA Connection), today announced plans to offer daily, non-stop round-trip service between Chicago-Midway Airport and Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky.

Beginning August 28, 2002, ATA Connection will operate four daily round-trip flights to Lexington giving customers convenient access through Chicago-Midway to most of the low-fare carrier`s business and leisure destinations. Customers can make reservations beginning today.

“The customer demand for this particular destination has been enormous,” Gary Marsh, President of ATA Connection. “We are pleased to offer our Lexington customers low fares, convenient schedules and an assortment of connection opportunities to several popular business and leisure markets throughout the U.S.”

Michael Gobb, Executive Director of Blue Grass Airport said, “Our customers have asked for new flights and more choices from Blue Grass Airport. This exciting announcement provides that, and much more. Thanks to ATA, area travelers now can enjoy convenient and affordable access to Chicago and over 40 other destinations. “We are delighted to welcome ATA to Central Kentucky,” he added.

To celebrate the launch of the new service, ATA is offering special introductory fares. As with all ATA fares, there are no advance purchase or minimum stay requirements. Listed below are some of the special, low-fares that are available (fares are off-peak, each way based on round-trip purchase):(a)