Principal Subsidiary Change to ATA

INDIANAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 19, 2003—ATA Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:ATAH) today announced it has changed the name of its principal subsidiary, American Trans Air, Inc., to ATA Airlines, Inc. to avoid confusion with similarly named airlines and to more closely align the airline`s name with that of its parent.
The name change comes 10 months 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 2002.
ATA operates significant scheduled service from Chicago-Midway, Indianapolis, St. Petersburg, Fla. and San Francisco to more than 40 business and vacation destinations, including Boston, Charlotte, N.C., Honolulu, Los Angeles, Miami, New York (LGA), Philadelphia, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. International destinations include Cancun, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Aruba and Grand Cayman. ATA Holdings Corp. common stock trades on theNASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “ATAH.”
Now celebrating its 30th year of operation, ATA is the nation`s 10th largest passenger carrier based on revenue passenger miles flown. To learn more about the company, visit the website at www.ata.com.


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