ATA Reports July Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Aug. 5, 2003—ATA Airlines, Inc., the principal subsidiary of ATA Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq:ATAH), today reported that July scheduled service traffic, measured in revenue passenger miles (RPMs), increased 18.4 percent on 18.1 percent more capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), compared to 2002. ATA`s July scheduled service passenger load factor increased 0.3 points to 84.3 percent and passenger enplanements grew by 13.1 percent compared to 2002. ATA enplaned 1,025,403 scheduled service passengers in July and 6.2 million for the seven months ending July 2003.
ATA Holdings Corp. common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “ATAH”. As of July 31, 2003, ATA has a fleet of 31 Boeing 737-800`s, 15 Boeing 757-200`s, 11 Boeing 757-300`s, and 6 Lockheed L1011`s. Chicago Express Airlines, Inc., the wholly owned commuter airline based at Chicago-Midway Airport, operates 17 SAAB-340B`s.
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