ATA Announces Policy for National Customers

7th Nov 2002

INDIANAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Nov. 7, 2002—Due to the recent announcement that National Airlines has suspended flight operations, ATA (American Trans Air, Inc.)(Nasdaq:ATAH) has agreed to honor National Airlines` tickets on flights where space is available. Standby travel is available for a $25 fee each way. Travel must occur the same day and to the same origin/destination as originally scheduled with National Airlines. Passengers may also book guaranteed space for travel on ATA that corresponds with their National itinerary for $100 each way. This offer expires January 7, 2003. In addition, customers may purchase a ticket for travel on ATA at the lowest available fare.

This offer applies only in markets served by ATA and to customers holding paper or electronic tickets (e-tickets) for travel on National Airlines. Original tickets issued by National Airlines must have been issued prior to November 8, 2002. Term passes and non-revenue tickets will not be accepted. Passengers holding tickets on National Airlines can call ATA`s reservation center at 1-800-I-FLY-ATA and must present their National Airlines paper ticket or e-ticket confirmation at an ATA ticket counter. Travel agent and Internet bookings are not permitted.

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. To learn more about the Company, visit the website at



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