INDIANAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Dec. 12, 2002—ATA (American Trans Air, Inc.)(Nasdaq:ATAH) customers who book their air travel via the company`s website at ata.com can now book their hotel reservations there too. Beginning December 10, 2002, ATA is partnering with WWTE, (WWTE(TM)) a division of Travelscape, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Expedia, Inc., to provide access to over 45,000 quality hotels, giving customers convenient, one-stop shopping and significant savings on their hotel and air travel.
“Our customers will have the opportunity to book their hotel reservations online at ata.com while they are booking their flights. It is a convenient way to complete all of their travel arrangements directly through our website, while taking advantage of both ATA`s and WWTE`s low, competitive rates,” said Don Moonjian, ATA`s Vice President of Marketing.
According to Moonjian, ATA`s website will host WWTE`s private label booking engine and hotel inventory. Customers who book their airline reservations at ata.com will see two new button features: “Book A Hotel” and “Hotel Deals. ” When the customer clicks on either of these buttons, they will gain access to more than 45,000 hotels, including specially negotiated rates at over 7,000 properties. In addition, once a hotel is chosen, customers can select from a variety of destination services and activities including airport transfers, sightseeing tours, cultural events and outdoor adventures.
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. Stock of the Company`s parent company, ATA Holdings Corp. (formerly known as Amtran, Inc.), is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “ATAH.” For more information about the Company, visit the website at www.ata.com.