SOURCE: ATA Airlines

January 08, 2008 08:00 ET

ATA Load Factor for December Rises to 82.3%

Scheduled Service Traffic up 3.2 Points

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - ATA Airlines, Inc., today reported that its scheduled service passenger load factor increased 3.2 points to 82.3% from 79.1% observed in December 2006. There were 198,900 passengers enplaned in December, a decrease of 8.4% when compared with the 217,029 passengers enplaned for the same period in 2006. Scheduled service traffic increased to 397.4 million RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles), up 8.7% from 365.7 million RPMs recorded in December 2006. Capacity increased to 482.9 million ASMs (Available Seat Miles), up 4.4% when compared to 462.4 million ASMs observed for the same period in 2006.

As of December 31, 2007, ATA had a fleet of 12 Boeing 737-800s, 6 Boeing 757-200s, 4 Boeing 757-300s, 3 Lockheed L-1011s, and 4 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30s.

In its 34th year of operations, ATA, a subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics Inc., offers affordable scheduled service travel to and from destinations such as Guadalajara, Cancun, Oakland, Chicago, Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Lihue, Las Vegas, and Dallas/Ft. Worth. Through connecting Southwest Airlines codeshare flights, ATA now serves customers in more than 60 markets. For more information, visit www.ata.com.

December Traffic

                             December 2007

ATA Airlines Scheduled Service Statistics     2007       2006      Change
-----------------------------------------  ---------  ---------   --------
   Revenue Passenger Miles (000s)            397,362    365,704        8.7%
   Available Seat Miles (000s)               482,865    462,360        4.4%
   Load Factor                                  82.3%      79.1%   3.2 pts
   Passengers Enplaned                       198,900    217,029       -8.4%
   Passenger Trip Length                       1,998      1,685       18.6%

ATA Airlines Charter Service Statistics       2007       2006      Change
-----------------------------------------  ---------  ---------   --------
   Revenue Passenger Miles (000s)            132,911     81,060       64.0%
   Available Seat Miles (000s)               260,780    192,318       35.6%
   Passengers Enplaned                        38,036     17,611      116.0%


                              Year To Date

ATA Airlines Scheduled Service Statistics     2007       2006      Change
-----------------------------------------  ---------  ---------   --------
   Revenue Passenger Miles (000s)          4,593,786  4,062,909       13.1%
   Available Seat Miles (000s)             5,354,594  5,099,886        5.0%
   Load Factor                                  85.8%      79.7%   6.1 pts
   Passengers Enplaned                     2,698,532  2,635,802        2.4%
   Passenger Trip Length                       1,702      1,541       10.4%

ATA Airlines Charter Service Statistics       2007       2006      Change
-----------------------------------------  ---------  ---------   --------
   Revenue Passenger Miles (000s)          1,521,913  1,552,473       -2.0%
   Available Seat Miles (000s)             3,015,527  3,067,285       -1.7%
   Passengers Enplaned                       402,141    332,945       20.8%

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