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ATA Airlines Commences Nonstop Service Between Denver and Phoenix


New Service Supports Southwest Airlines Codesharing and Opens ATA’s Denver Access to Burbank, Orange County, Ontario, Oakland, San Diego, Sacramento, San Jose and Las Vegas

ATA Airlines, Inc., subsidiary of parent company ATA Holdings Corp. (Pink Sheets:ATAHQ), launched new nonstop service between Denver International Airport (DIA) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) with two daily departures that began May 17, 2005.
``ATA Airlines continues to expand the codeshare opportunities with Southwest as we celebrated the first 100 days of codeshare over the weekend. The addition of Denver to our list of codeshare cities will open flights to Southwest Customers on the West Coast into Colorado,’’ said Doug Yakola, Senior Vice President of Customers and Ground Operations.

Sample Fares and routings:

------- Off-peak Advance
To/From Each Way Purchase
------- Fares(a) Requirement

West Coast
Las Vegas(b) $93 14-day
San Diego(b) $109 21-day
San Jose(b) $112 21-day
Sacramento(b) $116 21-day
Oakland(b) $119 21-day
Burbank(b) $121 21-day
Ontario(b) $124 14-day
Orange County(b) $133 21-day

Codeshare flights from the East, Southeast and Midwest connect at
Chicago-Midway and have been in operation since February 4, 2005.
In the first 100 days of codeshare, ATA system-wide carried 108,000
passengers codesharing with Southwest.

Sample Fares and routings:

------- Off-peak Advance
To/From Each Way Purchase
Fares(a) Requirement
East Coast
Hartford(b) $97 14-day
Philadelphia(b) $111 14-day
Buffalo(b) $129 21-day
Norfolk(b) $119 21-day
Pittsburgh(b) $139 7-day
Albany(b) $149 14-day
Manchester(b) $159 14-day
Providence(b) $159 14-day

Tampa(b) $99 14-day
New Orleans(b) $104 14-day
Raleigh/Durham(b) $118 14-day
Nashville(b) $131 14-day
Ft. Lauderdale(b) $113 14-day
Jacksonville(b) $139 7-day
Orlando(b) $139 7-day
Birmingham(b) $139 21-day

Indianapolis(b) $131 14-day
Detroit(b) $149 14-day
Louisville(b) $149 21-day
Cleveland(b) $154 14-day
Columbus(b) $169 14-day

ATA Airlines now in its 32nd year of operation, offers dependable, easy and affordable travel to 30 destinations. ATA serves major business centers and popular leisure destinations including Hawaii. ATA also offers travelers a broad array of travel destinations via its codeshare with Southwest. For more information visit

(a) Fares do not include a $3.20 federal segment tax per take off and landing. Fares do not include a September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per roundtrip. Fares are off peak; each way; based on roundtrip purchase; in coach class; non-refundable; subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights and dates. Hartford and Norfolk travel must be complete by 8/29/05; Buffalo first travel must begin by 6/17/05 and be complete by 8/29/05; Tampa travel must be compete by 9/12/05. Tickets cost $5 more if purchased at ATA reservation center or ticket counter. Passenger facility charge of up to $18 per roundtrip not included in fares. Photo I.D. required for flight check-in. For above fares, service is provided by ATA Airlines, except where noted. Some service provided by Southwest Airlines.

(b) Connecting service provided by Southwest Airlines.


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