SOURCE: ATA Airlines

December 07, 2007 11:00 ET

ATA Reports Rise in November Load Factor to 83.1%

Scheduled Service Traffic up 5.9 Points

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - December 7, 2007) - ATA Airlines, Inc. today reported that its scheduled service passenger load factor increased 5.9 points to 83.1 percent from 77.2 percent in November 2006. There were 211,841 passengers enplaned in November, an increase of 7 percent compared with 198,057 passengers enplaned for the same period in 2006. Scheduled service traffic increased to 348.2 million RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles), up 10 percent from 316.5 million RPMs recorded in November 2006. Capacity increased to 418.9 million ASMs (Available Seat Miles) up 2.2 percent, compared to 409.8 million ASMs for the same period in 2006.

As of Nov. 30, 2007, ATA has a fleet consisting of one Boeing 737-300, 12 Boeing 737-800s, six Boeing 757-200s, four Boeing 757-300s, three Lockheed L-1011s, and three McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30s.

In its 34th year of operations, ATA, a subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics Inc., offers affordable scheduled service to and from destinations such as Guadalajara, Cancun, Hawaii, Oakland, Chicago, New York 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.

ATA Airlines Scheduled Service Statistics
               November                        2007       2006     Change
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)        348,240    316,509       10.0%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)           418,894    409,848        2.2%
Load Factor                                     83.1%      77.2%   5.9 pts
Passengers Enplaned                          211,841    198,057        7.0%
Passenger Trip Length                          1,644      1,598        2.9%


            Year-To-Date
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)      4,196,424  3,697,205       13.5%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)         4,871,729  4,637,526        5.1%
Load Factor                                     86.1%      79.7%   6.4 pts
Passengers Enplaned                        2,499,632  2,418,773        3.3%
Passenger Trip Length                          1,679      1,529        9.8%


ATA Airlines Charter Service Statistics
             November
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)        107,784    104,853        2.8%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)           210,011    228,130       -7.9%
Passengers Enplaned                           26,402     25,681        2.8%


            Year-To-Date
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) (000s)      1,389,002  1,471,414       -5.6%
Available Seat Miles (ASMs) (000s)         2,754,747  2,874,967       -4.2%
Passengers Enplaned                          364,105    315,334       15.5%


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