SOURCE: Global Aero Logistics

March 05, 2008 18:06 ET

ATA Airlines Reports Load Factor of 76.7 Percent for February 2008

Scheduled Service Traffic up 1.2 Points

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - ATA Airlines, Inc. today reported that its scheduled service passenger load factor increased 1.2 points to 76.7 percent from 75.5 percent in February 2007. There were 109,487 passengers enplaned in February, a decrease of 33.6 percent compared with 164,929 passengers enplaned for the same period in 2007. Scheduled service traffic decreased to 249.8 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs), down 5.6 percent from 264.8 million RPMs recorded in February 2007. Capacity decreased to 325.7 million available seat miles (ASMs), down 7.1 percent compared to 350.5 million ASMs for the same period last year.

As of Feb. 29, 2008, ATA has a fleet of 12 Boeing 737-800s, six Boeing 757-200s, four Boeing 757-300s, three Lockheed L-1011s, and four McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30s.

In its 35th year of operations, ATA, a subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics Inc., continues to offer affordable scheduled service travel to and from destinations such as Hawaii, Guadalajara, Cancun, Oakland, Chicago, 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.

                          February 2008 Traffic

                              February 2008

ATA Airlines Scheduled Service Statistics    2008       2007       Change
=========================================  =========  =========  =========
 Revenue Passenger Miles (000s)              249,847    264,762       -5.6%
 Available Seat Miles (000s)                 325,698    350,494       -7.1%
 Load Factor                                    76.7%      75.5%   1.2 pts
 Passengers Enplaned                         109,487    164,929      -33.6%
 Passenger Trip Length                         2,282      1,605       42.2%
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ATA Airlines Charter Service Statistics         2008       2007     Change
=======================================    =========  =========  =========
 Revenue Passenger Miles (000s)              117,607    113,668        3.5%
 Available Seat Miles (000s)                 242,019    246,052       -1.6%
 Passengers Enplaned                          32,302     27,943       15.6%
                                           ---------  ---------  ---------


                               Year To Date

ATA Airlines Scheduled Service Statistics    2008       2007       Change
=========================================  =========  =========  =========
 Revenue Passenger Miles (000s)              543,070    551,096       -1.5%
 Available Seat Miles (000s)                 702,558    755,213       -7.0%
 Load Factor                                    77.3%      73.0%   4.3 pts
 Passengers Enplaned                         242,881    342,296      -29.0%
 Passenger Trip Length                         2,236      1,610       38.9%
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ATA Airlines Charter Service Statistics         2008       2007     Change
=======================================    =========  =========  =========
 Revenue Passenger Miles (000s)              276,449    225,217       22.7%
 Available Seat Miles (000s)                 563,426    495,814       13.6%
 Passengers Enplaned                          73,791     58,190       26.8%
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