ATA.Com Sale Coast to Coast

INDIANAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Oct. 15, 2002—ATA (American Trans Air, Inc.)(Nasdaq:ATAH) today launched an “ATA.Com Sale” with online fare specials from coast to coast! Travel from/to Boston, Charlotte, New York, Newark, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. to/from Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose or Seattle for just $79(a) (off-peak, each way based on a round-trip purchase). Tickets are available for purchase beginning today exclusively through the Company`s website, ATA.Com. Fares are for travel November 5 through February 12, 2003 (a). Tickets must be purchased by Sunday, October 20, 2002, midnight (E.S.T.)(a).

To commemorate its 30th Anniversary, ATA has launched its Anniversary Travel Awards promotion, offering loyal customers great travel awards when they fly frequently with ATA or ATA Connection (Chicago Express Airlines, Inc.) and book their travel online at ATA.Com. By purchasing and flying as few as three round-trips, a customer can earn a free domestic companion ticket, an award not offered by any other carrier. Free domestic tickets are earned after only six round-trips and international tickets to the Caribbean/Mexico and Hawaii are earned after nine and 12 round-trips, respectively. Tickets must be purchased at ATA.Com. For details and official rules for the promotion, visit the website at

Now celebrating its 30th year of operation, ATA is the nation`s 10th largest passenger carrier based on revenue passenger miles. ATA operates significant scheduled service from Chicago-Midway and Indianapolis to over 40 business and vacation destinations.

(a) These fares do not include a $3 federal excise tax that will be imposed on each flight segment of your itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. “ATA.Com Sale” fares are off-peak, each way based on a round-trip purchase and valid for travel 11/5/02-2/12/03 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Blackout dates apply: 11/22-12/2/02; 12/20/02-1/6/03. “ATA.Com Sale” fares can only be purchased online through Tickets must be purchased by midnight 10/20/02 (EST). Fares may not be available during high-volume travel periods. Fares are subject to change without notice and are non-refundable. Fares will be higher during peak travel times. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights and dates. Not all destinations are served on a daily basis. Not all destinations are on sale. These sale fares may not be combined with other ATA discount offers or published fares. A passenger facility charge of up to $18 per round-trip is not included in the fares. Fares do not include a September 11th security fee of up to $10 per round-trip. A photo I.D. is required for flight check-in. Travelers who are deaf and hearing impaired, call TTY 800-293-6194.