SOURCE: ATA Airlines

September 05, 2007 14:34 ET

ATA Airlines Reports Rise in Load Factor for August

Scheduled Service Traffic Up 3.8% to 91.3%

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - September 5, 2007) - ATA Airlines, Inc. reported today that its scheduled service passenger load factor for August increased 3.8% to 91.3%. There were 298,859 passengers enplaned in August, an increase of 20.5% over the 248,001 passengers enplaned in August 2006. Scheduled service traffic increased 35.2% to 537.9 million RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles) up from 397.9 million RPMs observed for the same period in 2006. Capacity increased 29.6% to 589.0 million ASMs (Available Seat Miles) compared with the 454.5 million ASMs for August 2006.

As of August 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 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
                     August                       2007       2006    Change
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)           537,900    397,906    35.2%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)              589,022    454,522    29.6%
Load Factor                                       91.3%      87.5%  3.8 pts
Passengers Enplaned                             298,859    248,001    20.5%
Passenger Trip Length (miles)                     1,800      1,604    12.2%


                  Year-To-Date
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)         3,180,936  2,756,629    15.4%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)            3,654,081  3,418,056     6.9%
Load Factor                                       87.1%      80.6%  6.5 pts
Passengers Enplaned                           1,878,016  1,820,628     3.2%
Passenger Trip Length (miles)                     1,694      1,514    11.9%


      ATA Airlines Charter Service Statistics
                      August
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)           124,476    166,540   -25.3%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)              251,663    307,807   -18.2%
Passengers Enplaned                              41,738     29,301    42.4%


                  Year-To-Date
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)           997,508  1,088,823    -8.4%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)            1,978,041  2,118,750    -6.6%
Passengers Enplaned                             273,090    229,631    18.9%

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