SOURCE: ATA Airlines

October 04, 2007 16:48 ET

ATA Reports Rise in September Load Factor to 83.1%

Scheduled Service Traffic up 8.6 Points

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - October 4, 2007) - ATA Airlines, Inc. today reported that its scheduled service passenger load factor increased 8.6 points to 83.1% from 74.5% observed in September 2006. There were 200,259 passengers enplaned in September, an increase of 2.9% when compared with the 194,583 passengers enplaned for the same period in 2006. Scheduled service traffic increased to 331.7 million RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles), up 11.3% from 297.9 million RPMs recorded in September 2006. Capacity decreased to 398.9 million ASMs (Available Seat Miles) down 0.2%, when compared to 399.8 ASMs observed for the same period in 2006.

As of September 30, 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 2 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, 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.

 ATA Airlines Scheduled Service Statistics
            September                   2007         2006           Change
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)    331,678      297,967         11.3%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)       398,907      399,815         -0.2%
Load Factor                                83.1%        74.5%       8.6 pts
Passengers Enplaned                      200,259      194,583          2.9%
Passenger Trip Length                      1,656        1,531          8.2%


           Year-To-Date
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)  3,512,614    3,054,596         15.0%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)     4,052,988    3,817,871          6.2%
Load Factor                                86.7%        80.0%       6.7 pts
Passengers Enplaned                    2,078,275    2,015,211          3.1%
Passenger Trip Length                      1,690        1,516         11.5%


 ATA Airlines Charter Service Statistics
            September
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)    119,767      159,467        -24.9%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)       300,244      302,815         -0.8%
Passengers Enplaned                       36,491       29,510         23.7%


           Year-To-Date
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)  1,117,274    1,248,290         -7.7%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)     2,278,286    2,421,566         -5.9%
Passengers Enplaned                      309,581      259,141         19.5%

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