SOURCE: ATA Airlines

November 08, 2007 13:14 ET

ATA Reports Rise in October Load Factor to 83.9%

Scheduled Service Traffic up 4.3 Points

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - November 8, 2007) - ATA Airlines, Inc. today reported that its scheduled service passenger load factor increased 4.3% to 83.9% from 79.6% observed in October 2006. There were 209,516 passengers enplaned in October, an increase of 2.0% when compared with the 205,505 passengers enplaned for the same period in 2006. Scheduled service traffic increased to 335.6 million RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles), up 2.9% from 326.1 million RPMs recorded in October 2006. Capacity decreased to 399.8 million ASMs (Available Seat Miles) down 2.4%, when compared with 409.8 million ASMs observed for the same period in 2006.

ATA issued a correction to the Charter Service statistics for the month of September. The RPMs for Charter Service were 154,531 instead of 119,767 while YTD RPMs were 1,152,038 instead of 1,117,274 as noted in our last release.

As of October 31, 2007, ATA has a fleet of 2 Boeing 737-300s, 12 Boeing 737-800s, 6 Boeing 757-200s, 4 Boeing 757-300s, 3 Lockheed L-1011s, and 3 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30s.

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

October Traffic:

ATA Airlines Scheduled Service Statistics
               October                     2007          2006      Change
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)     335,571       326,100      2.9%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)        399,847       409,807     -2.4%
Load Factor                                  83.9%         79.6%  4.3 pts
Passengers Enplaned                       209,516       205,505      2.0%
Passenger Trip Length                       1,602         1,587      0.9%


              Year-To-Date
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)   3,848,185     3,380,696     13.8%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)      4,452,835     4,227,678      5.3%
Load Factor                                  86.4%         80.0%  6.4 pts
Passengers Enplaned                     2,287,791     2,220,716      3.0%
Passenger Trip Length                       1,682         1,522     10.5%


ATA Airlines Charter Service Statistics
               October
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)     129,180       118,271      9.2%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)        266,451       225,272     18.3%
Passengers Enplaned                        28,122        30,512     -7.8%


              Year-To-Date
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)   1,281,218     1,366,561     -6.2%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)      2,544,736     2,646,837     -3.9%
Passengers Enplaned                       337,703       289,653     16.6%

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