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Encyclopedia > ATA Airlines
ATA Airlines
IATA
TZ
ICAO
AMT
Callsign
AMTRAN
Founded 1973 (American Trans Air)
Focus cities Chicago Midway Airport
Honolulu International Airport
Oakland International Airport
Frequent flyer program ATA Travel Awards
Fleet size 30
Destinations 16
Parent company Global Aero Logistics, Inc.
Company slogan Go Easy. Go ATA.
Headquarters Indianapolis, Indiana
Key people J. George Mikelsons (Founder)
John G. Denison (Chairman)
Subodh Karnik (CEO)
Douglas F. Yakola (CFO)
Website: www.ata.com

ATA Airlines, Inc., formerly known as American Trans Air, is an American low-cost scheduled service and charter airline based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ATA operates scheduled passenger flights throughout the US mainland and Hawaii, as well as military and commercial charter flights around the world. The airline maintains focus cities at Chicago Midway International Airport, Honolulu International Airport, and Oakland International Airport. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Chicago Midway Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW) is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, located on the citys southwest side. ... For the United States Air Force use of this facility, see Hickam Air Force Base. ... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... ATA Airlines, Inc. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Logo of ATA Airlines, a subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics, Inc. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... Juris George Mikelsons is the founder of ATA Airlines. ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon) is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... John G. Denison is the current Chairman of the Board of ATA Airlines and ATA Holdings, Inc. ... Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... Subodh Karnik is the President and Chief Executive Officer of of ATA Airlines and Global Aero Logistics, Inc. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Douglas F. Yakola is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of ATA Airlines. ... CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ... A Cebu Pacific Airbus A319 parked on the apron at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ... A charter airline is one that operates charter flights, that is flights that take place outside normal schedules, by a hiring arrangement with a particular customer. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... The continental United States is a term referring to the United States situated on the North American continent. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... The Greater-Chicago Area featuring Chicago-Midway and OHare International Airports Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located on the citys southwest side, eight miles from Chicagos Loop. ... For the United States Air Force use of this facility, see Hickam Air Force Base. ... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ...


The airline's parent company, New ATA Holdings, Inc. (the successor to ATA Holdings Inc. which was also once known as Amtran), has recently changed its name to Global Aero Logistics, Inc. and has announced plans to purchase World Air Holdings, Inc. for $315 million in an all cash transaction with the financial backing of the Matlin Patterson Investment firm. Approval of the transaction is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2007. World Air Holdings, Inc. owns and operates North American Airlines and World Airways as two separate US-certified air carriers. ATA Airlines and both of World Air Holdings, Inc.'s subsidiary carriers operate from similar business models.[citation needed] School bus manufacturer, formerly known as Ward Body Company, headquartered in Conway, Arkansas. ... A North American Airlines Boeing 757 parked at the Rafael Hernández Airport, with Fed Ex and Tradewinds jets nearby. ... World Airways is an American non-scheduled airline currently headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia. ...

Contents

History

Early years

First logo of American Trans Air (1981 - 1996)
First logo of American Trans Air (1981 - 1996)
Logo of ATA Connection (2000 - 2001)
Logo of ATA Connection (2000 - 2001)
Common look of ATA during the "Palm Tree" Era (1996 - 2001)
Common look of ATA during the "Palm Tree" Era (1996 - 2001)
Logo of ATA Connection(2001 - 2005)
Logo of ATA Connection
(2001 - 2005)

ATA was established in August 1973 as American Trans Air (ATA) to provide aircraft for the Ambassadair travel club. Its first aircraft was a Boeing 720 named "Miss Indy", with a second Boeing 720 ("Spirit of Indiana") being added in 1978. ATA received its common-air carrier certificate in March 1981. Operations started as a charter carrier in 1981, with a fleet of eight Boeing 707s based in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1983, American Trans Air introduced its first DC-10, a series -10, and was followed in 1984 by another, a series -40. Amtran, Inc., was formed by owner J. George Mikelsons in 1984, as the holding company for Ambassadair, ATA, and any future subsidiaries. The airline replaced the 707s with Boeing 727-100s in 1984, and added Rolls-Royce powered Lockheed L-1011s (most of which were ex-Delta Air Lines and TWA) in 1985, and Boeing 757-200s in 1989. Scheduled service flights began in 1986 between Indianapolis, Indiana (Indianapolis International Airport) and Fort Myers, Florida (Southwest Florida International Airport). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Pan Am 707 The Boeing 707 is a four engined commercial passenger jet aircraft developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... School bus manufacturer, formerly known as Ward Body Company, headquartered in Conway, Arkansas. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... RB211 powered Lockheed L-1011 The Rolls Royce RB.211 family is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines made by Rolls-Royce capable of generating 37,400 to 60,600 pounds-force (166 to 270 kilonewtons) thrust. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Trans World Airlines (IATA: TW, ICAO: TWA, and Callsign: TWA), commonly known as TWA, was an American airline company that was acquired by American Airlines in April 2001. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... Midfield Terminal Project Midfield Terminal Rendering Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND, FAA LID: IND) is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) southwest of the central business district of Indianapolis, a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. ... Fort Myers is the county seatGR6 and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. ... Southwest Florida International Airport (IATA: RSW, ICAO: KRSW) is an airport located in South Fort Myers, Florida. ...


Expansion

In 1990, ATA began scheduled service from New York Kennedy to Belfast continuing to Riga, Latvia using Boeing 757-200 aircraft.[1] The founder of ATA is of Latvian ancestry. The service was discontinued after a few years.


ATA performed services for the US military during the 1991 Gulf War, transporting 108,000 military personnel on 494 missions for Operation Desert Storm. The 727-100s were replaced by Boeing 727-200s in 1993. The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Combatants U.S.-led coalition Iraq Commanders George H. W. Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf, Colin Powell Saddam Hussein, Ali Hassan Al-Majid, Hussein Kamel Strength 660,000 ~545,000 Casualties 345 dead, 1,000 wounded 25,000 - 100,000 dead, 100,000 - 300,000 wounded The 1991 Gulf War (also Persian...


By the mid-1990s, ATA began focusing on increasing its scheduled service (based on leisure travel) and began using the slogan, "On ATA, You're on Vacation." The airline began operating a sizable hub at Chicago Midway International Airport, and offered scheduled services throughout United States, as well as flights to Hawaii and extensive military air charter contracts. The Greater-Chicago Area featuring Chicago-Midway and OHare International Airports Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located on the citys southwest side, eight miles from Chicagos Loop. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


In 2000, ATA placed a large order for 39 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft and 12 Boeing 757-300 aircraft to expand its fleet for additional flights from Midway. That year, the airline also began scheduled flights to Mexico and was designated as a major carrier by the United States Department of Transportation. The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Greater-Chicago Area featuring Chicago-Midway and OHare International Airports Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located on the citys southwest side, eight miles from Chicagos Loop. ... Major carrier or Major Airline is a designation given by the United States Department of Transportation to U.S.-based airlines that post more than $1 billion in revenue during a fiscal year. ... The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transportation. ...


In June 2001, ATA received the delivery of their first new aircraft, Boeing 737-800 registered as "N301TZ". In August of that same year, the airline received the delivery of another new type of aircraft, the Boeing 757-300; ATA's first 757-300 was registered as "N550TZ". The airline introduced a new logo on these new airplanes, replacing ATA as a "vacation airline" and putting more emphasis on ATA as a "business airline." The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


After 2001 the 737-800 with their ETOPS capabilities became the fleet's mainstay of most of ATA's expansive operations from the west coast to Hawaii. ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) is an acronym for an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rule permitting twin-engined commercial air transports to fly routes that, at some points, are further than a distance of 60 minutes flying time from an emergency or diversion airport. ...


Chicago Express / ATA Connection

In 2000, ATA and Chicago Express launched ATA Connection, a regional affiliate of ATA Airlines that would link regional mid-western cities with ATA's Chicago hub and Indianapolis focus city; Chicago Express was purchased for $1.9 million on June 1, 1999, and operated as a separate subsidiary. After ATA entered bankruptcy in late 2004, a decision was made to end ATA's regional service and terminate Chicago Express/ATA Connection resulting in the permanent layoff of its entire staff. Chicago Express' assets were auctioned off, ATA terminated turboprop service (ATA Connection), and Chicago Express ceased all operations on March 28, 2005. Chicago Express was a regional airline formerly operating at Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois, under the name ATA Connection. ... The Greater-Chicago Area featuring Chicago-Midway and OHare International Airports Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located on the citys southwest side, eight miles from Chicagos Loop. ... Midfield Terminal Project Midfield Terminal Rendering Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND, FAA LID: IND) is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) southwest of the central business district of Indianapolis, a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Layoff is the termination of employment of an employee or (more commonly) a group of employees for business reasons, such as the decision that certain positions are no longer necessary. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


American Trans Air

The similarity of the American Trans Air and AirTran Airways names to those of other airlines caused confusion among customers and the general public. The airline had been known informally as ATA from early in its history, and from the mid-1990s on had been advertised as such, so in 2002 the name of the holding company was changed to ATA Holdings Corp. In 2003, the name of the airline itself was changed to ATA Airlines, Inc. In 2007, ATA Holdings changed names again; this time to Global Aero Logistics, Inc., immediately after the acquisition of World Air Holdings. AirTran Airways is a low-cost airline that is a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Orlando, Florida, USA and is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings. ... Logo of ATA Airlines, a subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics, Inc. ... Logo of ATA Airlines, a subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics, Inc. ...


Restructuring

On October 26, 2004, ATA Holdings and its subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Eventually, shareholders of ATA Holdings stock lost all their money and received no shares.[2] The stock, previously traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange as "ATAH", delisted. is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code governs the process of reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ...


In 2004, AirTran Airways agreed to pay $90 million for ATA's 14 gates at Chicago-Midway. However, Southwest made a higher bid and AirTran's deal fell apart. AirTran Airways is a low-cost airline that is a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Orlando, Florida, USA and is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings. ...


In December 2004, ATA entered into an agreement with Southwest Airlines to transfer six gates at Chicago Midway International Airport and 27% of non-voting stock in exchange for a cash influx and codeshare agreement. This article is about the American airline. ... The Greater-Chicago Area featuring Chicago-Midway and OHare International Airports Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located on the citys southwest side, eight miles from Chicagos Loop. ...


In the beginning of 2005, the airline drastically reduced flights at its Indianapolis hub to only three destinations and centered scheduled flights at Chicago Midway International Airport in order to complement Southwest Airlines codeshare flights. ATA also focused on serving markets that are business oriented and do not have Southwest service, such as San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth, and New York-LaGuardia. Additionally, ATA began offering point-to-point service not connecting to its Midway Hub, as to benefit other Southwest Airlines focus cities, such as Las Vegas, Orlando, and Phoenix, with connections to non-Southwest destinations such as Denver and Hawaii. Southwest CEO, Gary Kelly, said that revenues were up nearly 20% due to the new codesharing agreement. The Greater-Chicago Area featuring Chicago-Midway and OHare International Airports Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located on the citys southwest side, eight miles from Chicagos Loop. ... FAA diagram of SFO “SFO” redirects here. ... DFW redirects here. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... FAA diagram of McCarran International Airport “LAS” redirects here. ... KMCO redirects here. ... PHX redirects here. ... This article is about Denver International Airport. ... For the United States Air Force use of this facility, see Hickam Air Force Base. ... Gary C. Kelly is the chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines. ...


On March 28, 2005, ATA shut down its commuter airline service, Chicago Express/ATA Connection, and later sold the assets to a private buyer. In attempt to reduce operating costs, the airline also downsized its fleet by returning twenty Boeing 737-800 and eight Boeing 757-300 aircraft, along with numerous Boeing 757-200 aircraft. The eight 757-300 airframes were subsequently refurbished by Boeing, the lessor, and then leased to Continental Airlines. is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Commuter airline is an airline that flies to smaller communities, often linking smaller communities to a larger regional hub. ... Chicago Express was a regional airline formerly operating at Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois, under the name ATA Connection. ... Chicago Express Airlines, Inc. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ...

ATA Airlines Boeing 757-300 (N550TZ) at MCO

In mid-2005, ATA entered an agreement to lease three ex-United Airlines Boeing 737-300 aircraft. Three 737-300s entered service with ATA in late November 2005. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ...


In September 2005, ATA outsourced all its Heavy Maintenance Checks to overseas and domestic contractors. Also planned was an agreement with Continental Airlines to trade ATA's remaining four 757-300 aircraft for four 737-700 aircraft. However, in early October 2005, ATA terminated these negotiations due to the Boeing machinists strike, which would delay the delivery of the aircraft. Outsourcing became part of the business lexicon during the 1980s and refers to the delegation of non-core operations from internal production to an external entity specializing in the management of that operation. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ...


On October 13, 2005, ATA announced major service reductions, ending flights to Boston, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Newark. In addition, the planned addition of flights to Miami and Sarasota, Florida was cancelled. This ended Southwest codeshare service to Minneapolis and Newark. Later that year, on November 1, 2005, a second round of flight cuts were announced, including the suspension of scheduled service to Denver, San Juan, and their headquarters and former hub Indianapolis. is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the Minneapolis-St. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... Miami redirects here. ... Cà dZan - a 1925 Sarasota residence that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County on the central west coast of Florida, USA. Its official limits include Sarasota Bay and several barrier islands between the bay and the Gulf of... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country State Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... For other uses, see San Juan. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ...


On November 17, 2005, ATA Airlines received court approval to sell its Ambassadair Travel Club division to Grueninger Cruises and Tours. 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In a third round of cuts announced on December 6, 2005, ATA announced that it would discontinue service to three additional cities. ATA would suspend flights from Chicago Midway International Airport to San Francisco, Orlando, and Fort Myers in late April 2006. Following these cancellations, ATA would have only 18 daily scheduled departures from its former Chicago hub and 52 scheduled departures company-wide. Moreover, the company would be left with only 1 gate at Midway, down from its previous total of 14, surrendering the balance to Southwest or the city. is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Greater-Chicago Area featuring Chicago-Midway and OHare International Airports Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located on the citys southwest side, eight miles from Chicagos Loop. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Fort Myers is the county seatGR6 and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. ...


On December 15, 2005, ATA announced an expansion of its code-share agreement with Southwest Airlines. ATA Airlines will expand codesharing with Southwest Airlines between Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and cities in the Southwest system that connect via Chicago Midway International Airport. is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American airline. ... This article is about the American airline. ... DFW redirects here. ... The Greater-Chicago Area featuring Chicago-Midway and OHare International Airports Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located on the citys southwest side, eight miles from Chicagos Loop. ...


In January 2006, Matlin Patterson and certain pre-bankruptcy creditors invested over $100 million in ATA and took the company private, also taking over ATA Holdings, Inc. Following the transaction, on February 28, 2006, ATA Airlines emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Logo of ATA Airlines, a subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics, Inc. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chapter 11 is a part of the United States Code dealing with bankruptcy. ...


Return to prosperity

On April 2, 2006, showing new strength, ATA commenced service between Houston's William P. Hobby Airport (KHOU) and New York's LaGuardia Airport (KLGA). Until then, ATA had not added new service in almost two years. is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... William P. Hobby Airport (IATA: HOU, ICAO: KHOU, FAA LID: HOU) is a public airport located 8 miles (13 km) southeast of the central business district of Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA. The airport covers 1,304 acres and has four runways. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ...


As part of its continued plan of growth, ATA initiated new flights out of Oakland, CA, Ontario, CA and Hilo, HI on April 28, 2006. Aerial view looking west over downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt and the Port of Oakland in the upper left portion of the image. ... Ontario is a city located in San Bernardino County, California. ... Hilo is the largest town on the island of Hawai‘i, and the county seat of Hawai‘i County, Hawai‘i. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


ATA, in order to now be able to feed passengers from its Southwest Airlines codeshare flights, moved its San Francisco International Airport operations to Oakland International Airport, introducing two daily flights to Honolulu, HI, a daily flight to Maui, HI, and a daily flight to Hilo, HI. This made ATA the only airline to provide nonstop service between Hilo, HI and the mainland United States. This article is about the American airline. ... FAA diagram of SFO “SFO” redirects here. ... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... Maui is also the name of the mythological demigod of various Polynesian cultures, including that of ancient Hawai‘i; see Maui (mythology). ... Hilo is the largest town on the island of Hawai‘i, and the county seat of Hawai‘i County, Hawai‘i. ... Hilo is the largest town on the island of Hawai‘i, and the county seat of Hawai‘i County, Hawai‘i. ...


The airline also added an Ontario, CA to Honolulu, HI daily round trip flight, making it the only scheduled passenger carrier to operate that route. Ontario is a city located in San Bernardino County, California. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ...


On October 18, 2006, ATA Airlines announced that Subodh Karnik would become ATA's new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective January 1st, 2007, replacing John G. Denison, who will continue as ATA's Chairman of the Board of Directors. is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Subodh Karnik is the President and Chief Executive Officer of of ATA Airlines and Global Aero Logistics, Inc. ... John G. Denison is the current Chairman of the Board of ATA Airlines and ATA Holdings, Inc. ...


On November 20, 2006, ATA Airlines announced new nonstop service to the Hawaiian cities of Kona, and Lihue. Also announced was the addition of a daily nonstop flight between Las Vegas and Maui, and increased frequency between Oakland and Honolulu. ATA will offer nonstop service to more Hawaii cities from the mainland than any other airline. [3] The flights began in mid-June, 2007. is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... There is also a town of Kailua on the Island of O‘ahu. ... Cruise ship docked in Port of Nāwiliwili LÄ«hu‘e is the largest town on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua‘i in Hawai‘i. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Maui is also the name of the mythological demigod of various Polynesian cultures, including that of ancient Hawai‘i; see Maui (mythology). ... Oakland redirects here. ... For the city and county of Honolulu, see City & County of Honolulu. ...


In mid-November 2006, ATA announced they would purchase nine of Northwest Airlines remaining DC-10-30s. These aircraft will be used on military troop charters, and will replace ATA's aging L1011-500 fleet. The DC-10s are slated for service by summer 2007. ATA plans to only put seven of the nine ex-Northwest DC-10s into service and will use the other two for spare parts. Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ...


On March 9, 2007, ATA Airlines announced new nonstop service between Chicago (MDW) and both Oakland (OAK), and Ontario (ONT). These flights, which began on May 11, also are establishing direct service from Chicago to Honolulu, HI via Ontario, and Maui, HI via Oakland. The new flights from Chicago are the first new flights ATA has added from their former Chicago hub in almost three years. is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Oakland redirects here. ... Ontario is a city located in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ...


ATA's parent company, ATA Holdings, announced on April 5, 2007 that it would change its name to Global Aero Logistics, Inc., in a move that, according to CEO Subodh Karnik, "better reflects the company's diverse, worldwide operations."[4] That same day, Global Aero Logistics, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire World Air Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries, World Airways and North American Airlines, for $315 million in cash. Each airline, as stated in the official announcement, is to keep operating independently.[5] ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Logo of ATA Airlines, a subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics, Inc. ... Subodh Karnik is the President and Chief Executive Officer of of ATA Airlines and Global Aero Logistics, Inc. ... Logo of ATA Airlines, a subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics, Inc. ... World Airways is an American non-scheduled airline currently headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia. ... A North American Airlines Boeing 757 parked at the Rafael Hernández Airport, with Fed Ex and Tradewinds jets nearby. ...


Like ATA, North American Airlines operates Boeing 757-200s, and World Airways operates McDonnell Douglas DC-10s on both chartered and scheduled service flights throughout the world. Adding to the fleet diversity of the newly-aligned carriers are Boeing 767-300 and McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 aircraft which have a common pilot type rating similar to the aircraft currently flown by the acquiring entity's primary holding, ATA Airlines.[citation needed] The Boeing 757 is a medium-range transcontinental commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... DC10 redirects here. ... For other uses, see World (disambiguation). ... The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Varig MD-11 The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a Widebody Trijet powered by three engines. ... Front side of an airman certificate issued by the FAA. Back side of an airman certificate issued by the FAA. Pilot certification in the United States is under the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ...


On October 11, 2007, ATA announced they would end service between Chicago Midway International Airport and Washington, D.C. (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) on November 28, 2007, and also between Chicago and New York (LaGuardia Airport) on January 7, 2008. Also announced on October 11 was the discontinuation of service between Chicago and Ontario, California (LA/Ontario International Airport); ATA's most recent route that began in May 2007. These service cuts to such highly valued "slot restricted" airports, leave ATA with only 4 destinations served from their former Chicago hub. [6] is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Greater-Chicago Area featuring Chicago-Midway and OHare International Airports Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located on the citys southwest side, eight miles from Chicagos Loop. ... Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA, FAA LID: DCA) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Arlington County, Virginia, United States. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The terminal at ONT This article is about an airport in California in the United States. ... Landing slots are allocated to an airline by the airport authority in question and specify the time at which that airline may use a certain runway to allow one of its aeroplanes to land or take-off. ...


Destinations

ATA Airlines Boeing 737-800 (N312TZ) at SRQ
ATA Airlines Lockheed L-1011 (N163AT) landing
ATA Airlines Boeing 757-200 (N512AT) at PHX
ATA Airlines Boeing 757-200 (N512AT) at PHX

ATA Airlines currently flies to 16 destinations throughout Mexico and the United States. On May 7, 2007, ATA discontinued service to/from Houston, Texas, reducing its destination count to 14. However, the airline added its 15th destination on June 14 when it began service to Kona, Hawaii, and also added its 16th destination on June 15, 2007 when it began service from Lihue, Hawaii. With these additions, ATA now serves more Hawaiian destinations non-stop from the mainland United States than any other airline in the world. [7] On October 11, 2007, ATA announced they would discontinue all service to/from Washington, D.C. on November 28, and New York on January 7, 2008. In the same announcement, the airline stated they will discontinue nonstop service from Chicago-Midway to Ontario, CA; also on January 7. [8] These service reductions will leave ATA with 14 destinations. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 495 KB) Summary ATA Airlines formerly American Trans Air Boeing 737-800 Taken by me at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport on July 17, 2002, I release it into the public domain Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 495 KB) Summary ATA Airlines formerly American Trans Air Boeing 737-800 Taken by me at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport on July 17, 2002, I release it into the public domain Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1300x795, 545 KB) Description: American Trans Air Lockheed L1011-500 at Frankfurt/Main, July 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1300x795, 545 KB) Description: American Trans Air Lockheed L1011-500 at Frankfurt/Main, July 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 519 pixel Image in higher resolution (893 × 579 pixel, file size: 286 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) An ATA Airlines Boeing 757-200 (N512AT) at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 519 pixel Image in higher resolution (893 × 579 pixel, file size: 286 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) An ATA Airlines Boeing 757-200 (N512AT) at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. ... This is a list of destinations that ATA Airlines currently serves (As of April 2007). ... Houston redirects here. ... There is also a town of Kailua on the Island of O‘ahu. ... Cruise ship docked in Port of Nāwiliwili LÄ«hu‘e is the largest town on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua‘i in Hawai‘i. ...


Discontinued Routes

  • Daily nonstop service between Washington, D.C. (DCA) and Chicago, IL (MDW) ends November 28, 2007.[9]
  • Daily nonstop service between New York, NY (LGA) and Chicago, IL (MDW) ends January 7, 2008. [9]
  • Daily nonstop service between Ontario, CA (ONT) and Chicago, IL (MDW) ends January 7, 2008. [9]

Fleet

As of November 8, 2007, ATA has 30 aircraft in its fleet consisting of:[10] is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

ATA Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(Business/Coach)
Routes Notes
Boeing 737-300 2 138 (138) Medium haul and Charters
Boeing 737-800 12 160 (12/148)
175 (175)
Medium-long haul
Boeing 757-200 6 185 (12/173)
200 (200)
Long haul and Charters
Boeing 757-300 4 247 (247) Long haul and Charters North American launch customer
Lockheed L-1011-500 Tristar 3 283 (283) Military charters Exit from service: November 2008
Replacement aircraft: Douglas DC-10-30
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 3 318 (318) Military charters 9 purchased from Northwest Airlines
(4 will be used by ATA)
(3 will be leased to World Airways)
(2 will be stored)

As of November 2007, ATA's average fleet age was 11.8 years old.[11] The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ... DC10 redirects here. ... DC10 redirects here. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... World Airways is an American non-scheduled airline currently headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia. ...


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Current fleet history

  • ATA received delivery of their first 737-300, (N401TZ), on July 11, 2005.
    • ATA's 737-300 fleet is to be phased out, and retired by late 2007.
  • ATA received delivery of their first 737-800, (N301TZ), on June 4, 2001.
  • ATA received delivery of their first 757-200, (N757AT), on November 16, 1989.
  • ATA received delivery of their first 757-300, (N550TZ), on August 4, 2001.
  • ATA received delivery of their first L-1011-500, (N163AT), on July 28, 1998.
    • ATA's L-1011 fleet is scheduled to be retired in 2008.
  • ATA received delivery of their first DC-10-30, (N701TZ), on December 29, 2006.

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Retired fleet

ATA Airlines Retired Fleet
Aircraft Year Retired Replacement Notes
Saab 340B 2005 None Operated as ATA Connection
BAe Jetstream 31 2001 None Operated as ATA Connection
Boeing 727-200 2001 Boeing 737-800
Boeing 757-300
Lockheed L-1011-1 1998 Lockheed L-1011-500 Tristar
Boeing 727-100 1993 Boeing 727-200
Boeing 757-200
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40 1986 Lockheed L-1011-1 Written off after being destroyed by a ground fire at
Chicago O'Hare International Airport in 1986
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 1986 Lockheed L-1011-1
Boeing 707 1984 Boeing 727-100
Boeing 720 1981 Boeing 707

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Affinity programs

ATA Travel Awards

Launched in 2003, ATA's frequent flyer program, ATA Travel Awards, offers one of the lowest possibilities for earning travel with the added benefit of no redemption blackout dates. After two roundtrips booked on the company's website, ata.com, customers earn a companion ticket (coach class) on any flight operated by ATA Airlines throughout the continental United States. All tickets booked online at ata.com receive double credits toward that particular trip. However, Southwest and ATA stress that reward availability to Hawaii will be very limited. Travelers can also earn twice the normal number of credits when they purchase airfare on Hawaii-bound flights. The continental United States is a term referring to the United States situated on the North American continent. ...


As a result of the recent enhancements in ATA's codeshare agreement with Southwest Airlines, those purchasing flights directly from ATA reservations and ata.com are now given the option of earning points toward either ATA Travel Awards, or Southwest's Rapid Rewards. This article is about the American airline. ...


ATA Airlines FlightBank

Launched in 2006, ATA created a unique program called FlightBank [1], a rewards program for the frequent traveler between the U.S. Mainland and the Hawaiian Islands. For a set "fee", the "bank" provides the traveler with a flexible number of flight credits that may be used over the course of a year, at vastly reduced savings and with no blackout dates for advanced bookings. The continental United States is a term referring to the United States situated on the North American continent. ... Map of the Hawaiian Islands, a chain of islands that stretches 2,400 km in a northwesterly direction from the southern tip of the Island of Hawaii. ...


Codeshare agreements

At this time, ATA Airlines has a codeshare agreement with Southwest Airlines. As far back as 2001, ATA explored a passenger sharing agreement, with a now defunct airline called Access Air which also had midwestern United States flight operations. However, this agreement was short lived due to the tedious economic condition of this post deregulation "start up" carrier. [2][3][4][5] Code sharing is a business term used in the airline industry for a procedure whereby one airline operates a service using its own flight number, e. ... This article is about the American airline. ... Access Air was an airline that provided service to cities such as Los Angeles, California and Peoria, Illinois from its hub in Des Moines, Iowa from 1998 to 2001. ...


ATA is not currently involved in an alliance. An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ...


Southwest Airlines

An ATA Airlines Boeing 737-800, N310TZ, parked at Gate B24 in Concourse B of Chicago Midway International Airport. Behind the ATA 737 is a Southwest Airlines 737-700.
An ATA Airlines Boeing 737-800, N310TZ, parked at Gate B24 in Concourse B of Chicago Midway International Airport. Behind the ATA 737 is a Southwest Airlines 737-700.

ATA Airlines, one of Southwest Airlines' main competitors in the Chicago market, historically operated out of Midway Airport alongside Southwest. ATA declared bankruptcy, and in 2004, Southwest injected capital into ATA that (among other things) would have resulted in Southwest's 27.5% ownership stake in ATA upon their exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... This article is about the American airline. ... The Greater-Chicago Area featuring Chicago-Midway and OHare International Airports Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located on the citys southwest side, eight miles from Chicagos Loop. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chapter 11 is a part of the United States Code dealing with bankruptcy. ...


In a departure from its traditional "go it alone" strategy,[citation needed] Southwest entered into its first domestic codesharing arrangement with ATA, which enabled Southwest Airlines to serve ATA markets in Hawaii, Washington D.C., and New York City. Some years earlier, Southwest had a short-lived traditional codeshare arrangement with Icelandair at Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Code sharing is a business term which first originated in the airline industry. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA, FAA LID: DCA) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Arlington County, Virginia, United States. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... Icelandair (OMX: ICEAIR ) is the flag carrier airline of Iceland, based in Reykjavík. ... Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI) serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. ...


In late 2005, ATA secured $100 million in committed financing from the firm of Matlin Patterson, and Southwest's original deal with ATA was modified such that Southwest no longer retained the 27.5% stake (or any other financial interest) in ATA. The codeshare arrangement however, continues to remain in place and has expanded, with some internal controversy, to include all of ATA's domestic destinations and more than 60 of Southwest's 63 destinations. In 2006, Southwest's pilot union approved a codeshare sideletter to their contract with limitations on the growth of this and other codeshare agreements. While these restrictions today are minor, outsourcing remains a growing concern in the unions' current contract negotiations.


In 2006, Southwest Airlines began marketing ATA-only flights. ATA's dependence on the Southwest network continued to grow in 2006, and today ATA offers over 70 flights a week to Hawaii from Southwest's focus cities in PHX, LAS, LAX, ONT, and OAK. Additional connecting service is available to many other cities across the United States. Plans have been announced for ATA to offer exclusive international service for Southwest by 2010. In 2006, ATA announced its intention to purchase nine widebody DC-10 aircraft from Northwest Airlines. Southwest today has taken over all ground operations for ATA at MDW, OAK, PHX, LAX, and LAS. These contracts provide that Southwest ramp personnel will now handle all ground operations (loading of aircraft, ground servicing, etc.) for ATA. The details of these contracts have not been made public but represent Southwest's and ATA's growing mutually beneficial[citation needed] codeshare relationship. In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ...


In February 2005, after J. George Mikelsons stepped down as CEO of ATA Airlines, John Denison, Southwest's former Chief Financial Officer took over. Effective January 1, 2007, Denison turned things over to Subodh Karnik, who is now President and Chief Executive Officer. Denison remains Chairman of Global Aero Logistics Inc.. Presently, there is no plan to open the ATA/Southwest codeshare to ATA's sister carriers, North American Airlines or World Airways, which are co-owned by the same corporate entity created from ATA Holdings. Juris George Mikelsons is the founder of ATA Airlines. ... John G. Denison is the current Chairman of the Board of ATA Airlines and ATA Holdings, Inc. ... Subodh Karnik is the President and Chief Executive Officer of of ATA Airlines and Global Aero Logistics, Inc. ... Logo of ATA Airlines, a subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics, Inc. ...


Livery

In ATA Airlines' 34 year history, the airline has had three different mainline liveries and two special liveries. A mainline flight is one that is operated by an airliners main operating unit, rather than by its regional alliance, regional code-share or regional subsidiary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Mainline liveries and logos

Current (flag)

"Flag Livery" Logo(2001 - Present)
"Flag Livery" Logo
(2001 - Present)
"Palm Tree Livery" Logo (1996 - 2001)
"Palm Tree Livery" Logo (1996 - 2001)
"Runway Livery" Logo (1981 - 1996)
"Runway Livery" Logo (1981 - 1996)

ATA's current livery, known as the "Flag Livery", was introduced when the airline announced rapid expansion in 2001. It is primarily white with "ATA" painted on both sides of the aircraft. The company logo is also slanted upward on the aircraft tail resembling a flag. There is a gold stripe that spands across the outward side of the engines and nacelles, and the winglets (on the 737-800s) are blue on the outside and unpainted on the inside. This livery was first introduced on ATA's new 737-800 and 757-300 aircraft and while it has been integrated onto some of ATA's 757-200s, it was never painted on any of ATA's 727s which were retired in late 2001. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A scorpion tail The tail is the section at the rear end of an animals body; in general, the term refers to a distinct, flexible appendage to the torso. ... A Pratt and Whitney turbofan engine for the F-15 Eagle is tested at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, USA. The tunnel behind the engine muffles noise and allows exhaust to escape. ...


Example Aircraft: (737: N315TZ / 757: N551TZ / L-1011: N162AT / DC-10: N701TZ)


Intermediate (palm tree)

Currently, many 757-200s and some Lockheed L-1011 still carry the airline's previous livery. The "Palm Tree Livery", which was introduced in 1996, was also primarily white with "ATA" painted on both sides of the aircraft; however, the letters were painted in a "bubble-like" fashion. There was a palm tree and a sun on the tail, as well as "ATA" in small letters. The engine nacelles were painted blue, with the outboard side of each nacelle displaying a stylized sun. This livery, introduced to emphasize ATA as a "vacation airline", was synonymous with the phrase "On ATA, You're on Vacation".


Example Aircraft: (727: N782AT / 757: N517AT / L-1011: N161AT)


Original (vintage)

ATA's original livery, known as the "Vintage Livery", was introduced when the airline began scheduled passenger service in 1981. Because ATA's first aircraft were ex-American Airlines aircraft, ATA's original livery was based on American's livery. The livery featured three stripes running the length of the aircraft in the following order: gold, white, and blue. The words "American Trans Air" followed by ATA's "runway logo" were painted above the gold stripe on the fuselage. The aircraft tail also featured gold, white, and blue stripes along the bottom with a bigger ATA runway logo in the center. All of ATA's Boeing 707s, and a majority of the airline's 727s, 757-200s, and Lockheed L-1011s wore this livery at some point. This livery was painted on every ATA aircraft until 1996, making this ATA's longest lasting livery at 15 years. American Airlines, Inc. ... The fuselage can be short, and seemingly unaerodynamic, as in this Christen Eagle 2 The fuselage (from the French fuselé spindle-shaped) is an aircrafts main body section that holds crew and passengers or cargo. ...


Example Aircraft: (707: N7599A / 727: N768AT / 757: N757AT / L-1011: N186AT / DC-10: N183AT)


Special liveries

ATA Airlines Boeing 757-200 (N520AT) & 727-200 (N772AT) in the 25th Anniversary livery at MDW

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25th Anniversary

In 1998, ATA Airlines celebrated their 25th Anniversary. The airline decided to commemorate their anniversary in a big way. In addition to a year-long celebration, two separate aircraft, N772AT (727-200) and N520AT (757-200), were given a special livery which was commonly referred to as the "25th Anniversary Scheme". The design featured the entire plane painted blue with "25th Anniversary" painted in large gold writing near the front of the aircraft fuselage. The aircraft tail featured "ATA" in gold lettering with pieces of confetti scattered around the ATA logo. Red, orange, pink, and yellow streamers adorned the sides of the fuselage, as well as the engines. While this was meant to be a temporary livery, the 25th Anniversary scheme adorned N520AT until 2003 when the 757 was repainted to ATA's current livery. N772AT wore the livery until the 727 was retired in 2001. The 25th Anniversary scheme still adorns N772AT today as she lies deserted in the desert.


Example Aircraft: (727: N772AT / 757: N520AT)


Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays

In 1994, ATA partnered with tour operator Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays, which was the largest tour operator flying to Hawaii. To promote the alliance, several L-1011s were adorned in a "Hawaiian livery". The "Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays" livery has appeared only on two types of ATA's aircraft; the Lockheed L-1011, and later, the Boeing 757-300. The livery had two different forms; the more extravagant was painted on the Lockheed L-1011s. The livery was primarily white and featured "ATA" in big bubble letters near the front of the aircraft, and "Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays" spelled out after "ATA" near the top of the fuselage. Like the mainline livery, the engines were painted with a sun. The livery basically resembled the "Palm Tree Livery" that mainline aircraft adorned at the time, however there was one big difference. "Hawaii" was spelled out in large letters horizontally across the aircraft tail. After the L-1011s were removed from scheduled service in 2002, two 757-300s were painted in the Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays livery; however, the elaborate TriStar livery was replaced with a toned-down livery. The new livery was ATA's current livery with the words "Pleasant Holidays" painted in small letters near the front of the fuselage. This livery and ATA's partnership with Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays was terminated in 2005 when Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays signed a larger network deal with United Airlines [12] United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ...


Example Aircraft: (757: N555TZ / L-1011: N163AT)


Incidents and accidents

ATA Airlines has not had a fatal passenger event since it began regular passenger service in 1981.[13]


Trivia

  • ATA's first 737-800, N301TZ, has the words "American Dream" inscribed alongside the nose of the aircraft; it is the only aircraft in ATA's fleet to have those words written on it.
  • ATA took delivery of the 1,500th Boeing 737 Next Generation produced, N333TZ, on May 14, 2004; the aircraft was returned on March 9, 2006 and is now active with Okay Airways.
  • Every ATA plane has words by the door saying, "The employees of ATA welcome you aboard."
  • An ATA 737-800 was seen in episode 12 of The Amazing Race: All Stars, carrying the final 3 teams from Honolulu International Airport to their final destination city, San Francisco, via Oakland International Airport.
  • ATA is North America's largest charter airline, and transports more troops for the United States Military than any other commercial airline.
  • An ATA L-1011 was the first aircraft to touchdown on U.S. soil bringing troops home from the Gulf War.
  • An ATA (American Trans Air) Boeing 727 is seen in the 1990 film Die Hard 2: Die Harder, the only non-fictional airline seen in the film.
  • An ATA 757-300 appeared repeatedly on CNN during reports of the evacuation of foreign nationals from Lebanon during the 2006 Lebanon War.

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References

  1. ^ ATA begins flights to Latvia (1990)
  2. ^ ATA Moves Closer to Emerging From Bankruptcy
  3. ^ ATA serves more Hawaiian cities from mainland USA than any other carrier
  4. ^ ATA Holding changes its name
  5. ^ Global Aero Logistics acquisition of World Air Holdings
  6. ^ ATA to end service to DCA, LGA
  7. ^ ATA serves most Hawaiian cities nonstop
  8. ^ ATA to end all service from DCA, LGA; ends MDW-ONT
  9. ^ a b c ATA to end flights to New York LaGuardia, Washington National. USAToday.com (2007). Retrieved on 2007-10-11.
  10. ^ ATA Airlines Fleet Fact Sheet
  11. ^ ATA Airlines Fleet Age
  12. ^ ATA & PHH split
  13. ^ ATA Airlines Accident History

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External links

  • ATA Airlines Website
  • ATA Airlines Route Map
  • ATA Airlines Seating Charts
  • ATA Airlines Fleet Age
  • ATA Airlines newsroom

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