ATA Announces McKnight Departure

INDIANAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 21, 2003—ATA Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq:ATAH), parent company of ATA (ATA Airlines, Inc.), today announced the departure of its chief sales and marketing officer. Willie G. McKnight, Jr., Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales has left the company, effective immediately, to pursue other interests.
No immediate successor to McKnight has been named. “We will take the necessary time to find the best available person,” ATA Chairman and CEO George Mikelsons said.
ATA is the nation`s 10th largest passenger carrier, based on revenue passenger miles and operates significant scheduled services from Chicago-Midway, Indianapolis, St. Petersburg, Fla. and San Francisco 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 web site at www.ata.com.

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