ATA Airlines, Inc., the principal subsidiary of ATA Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:ATAH), today reported that September scheduled service traffic, measured in revenue passenger miles (RPMs), increased 25.2 percent on 23.4 percent more capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), compared to 2002. ATA`s September scheduled service passenger load factor increased 0.8 points to 62 percent and passenger enplanements grew by 19.2 percent compared to 2002. ATA enplaned 741,758 scheduled service passengers in September and 7,874,024 for the nine months ending September 2003.
ATA Holdings Corp. common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “ATAH”. As of September 30, 2003, ATA has a fleet of 31 Boeing 737-800`s, 15 Boeing 757-200`s, 12 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 www.ata.com.