ATA Airlines Increases Hawaii Service

* ATA to increase nonstop service from Phoenix to Maui from two trips to six weekly effective April 3 and daily service effective June 7

* ATA to increase nonstop service from Phoenix to Honolulu from two trips to six weekly effective April 3 and daily service effective June 7

* ATA to commence daily nonstop service from Las Vegas to Honolulu effective April 3

* ATA to operate summer seasonal service with five weekly trips from Los Angeles to Kona and Lihue effective June 12

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ — ATA Airlines, Inc., principal operating subsidiary of ATA Holdings Corp. (ATAHQ), today announced increased flights to Hawaii in the airline’s April and June 2005 flight schedules. During the summer peak travel season, ATA will operate 62 weekly round-trips from its four gateways cities on the Mainland to Hawaii.

“Hawaii continues to be one of ATA’s premier vacation markets, and these added services will further enhance our presence in the marketplace,” said Stan Hula, ATA’s Vice President of Planning.

ATA Airlines’ Service to Hawaii includes:

ATA service from Lihue International Airport (LIH)
* New nonstop flights from Lihue to Los Angeles with three weekly
departures beginning June 12.
* New nonstop flights from Lihue to San Francisco with one weekly
departure beginning June 11.

ATA service from Kona International Airport (KOA)
* New nonstop flights from Kona to Los Angeles with two weekly departures
beginning June 12.

ATA service from Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
* Increased nonstop flights from Honolulu to Phoenix with daily service
effective June 7.
* Two daily flights from Honolulu to San Francisco that continue to
Chicago-Midway.
* Daily nonstop service from Honolulu to Los Angeles.

ATA service from Maui International Airport (OGG)
* Increased nonstop flights from Maui to Phoenix with daily service
effective June 7.
* Daily nonstop flights from Maui to Los Angeles with continuing service
to Indianapolis.
* Daily nonstop flights from Maui to San Francisco.

Hula said, “The addition of these nonstop flights from the Mainland to Hawaii gives travelers access to one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Las Vegas is also the number one vacation destination for those who live in Hawaii, and ATA is making their getaway to Las Vegas a lot easier.”

Danny Ching, ATA’s marketing partner and owner of Nonstop Hawaii and Budget Holidays based in Honolulu, said, “The increased flights by ATA Airlines have long been desired. The service has not even started yet, and we’ve had a tremendous response. Hawaiians love ATA because it offers the best value for those who live in Hawaii to get to the Mainland.”

“Residents of Hawaii are known to be expert air travelers due to their need to island hop as the mainstay of getting around our state. The nonstop, six-hour-long flight from Honolulu to Vegas gives us a chance to have fun in Vegas as a quick getaway without a connection. That is really what makes this an attractive option,” added Ching.

Now in its 32nd year of operation, ATA operates significant scheduled service at Chicago-Midway Airport and between the U.S. Mainland and Hawaii. For more information, visit http://www.ata.com/.

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