INDIANAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 24, 2002—The parent company of American Trans Air, Inc. (ATA), ATA Holdings Corp., (Nasdaq:AMTR), today announced that beginning July 1st the company`s ticker symbol will change from “AMTR” to “ATAH.” The ticker symbol change comes a month after the company`s shareholders voted to change the name of the parent company from Amtran, Inc. to ATA Holdings Corp. during the Annual Shareholders Meeting in May. ATA Holdings Corp. common stock trades on the Nasdaq stock market.
ATA, now in its 29th year of operation, is the nation`s 10th largest carrier based on revenue passenger miles flown and operates significant scheduled service from Chicago-Midway and Indianapolis. Since May of 2001, the company has taken delivery of 32 new aircraft from Boeing including the 737-800 (in which ATA was the North American launch customer of the -800 model with winglets) and the 757-300. Chicago Express Airlines, Inc. (doing business as ATA Connection), the wholly owned commuter airline based at Chicago-Midway Airport, operates 13 Saab-340B`s. The entire fleet is supported by the company`s own maintenance and engineering facilities in Indianapolis, Chicago-Midway and other stations worldwide. To learn more about ATA, visit its website at www.ata.com.