ATA Connection Celebrates Landmark

INDIANAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Aug. 21, 2003—ATA Connection (operated by Chicago Express Airlines, Inc.), a wholly owned subsidiary of ATA Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq:ATAH, parent company of ATA Airlines, Inc.), reaffirmed its commitment to regional travelers this morning at Dayton International Airport with an anniversary celebration.
As part of ATA Connection`s seven-year anniversary at Dayton and 10th anniversary as a carrier, Company President, Gary Marsh, greeted passengers this afternoon at the Dayton Airport. In a short presentation prior to the passenger meet-and-greet, Marsh referred to Dayton`s rich aviation history and ATA Connection`s commitment to the regional market.
“We understand the importance of serving the regional airports and are strongly dedicated to providing exceptional, low-cost air service to Dayton-area residents,” said Marsh. “Dayton is fascinated with flight and so are we. We look forward to many more years as the Dayton area`s airline of choice.”
ATA Connection is celebrating ten years of providing convenient flight at low fares to regional business and leisure travelers. Utilizing the Saab 340B aircraft with all-leather seats and large overhead bins, ATA Connection operates daily from Chicago-Midway to Cedar Rapids, Dayton, Des Moines, Flint, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Lexington, Madison, Milwaukee, Moline, South Bend, Springfield and Toledo. ATA Connection continues to keep passenger safety as its first priority and is a four-year winner of the “Diamond Award,” the highest recognition granted by the FAA. Passengers who fly ATA Connection can continue their experience by boarding ATA Airlines, Inc. out of Chicago-Midway to arrive at more than 40 additional domestic and international destinations.

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