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FORMED IN 1973 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1981. GEORGE MIKELSONS INITIALLY BOUGHT A BOEING 720 AND STARTED HIS OWN TRAVEL CLUB, AMBASSADAIR, WHICH LATER BECAME AMERICAN TRANSAIR AND ATA AIRLINES (AAT). BEGAN SCHEDULED SERVICE FROM MIDWAY IN 1992. LATER BECAME USA'S LARGEST CHARTER CARRIER "AMERICAS VACATION AIRLINE." DOMESTIC, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
7337 WEST WASHINGTON STREET
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 46231, USA
PO BOX 51609
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 46251-0609, USA
USA (United States of America) was established in 1776, it covers an area of 9,363,123 sq km, its population is 280 million, its capital city is Washington DC, and its official language is English.
JANUARY 1993: AMTRAN IS PARENT COMPANY.
1992 = -$2.1M (NET LOSS) (+$9.1M): +20.3% RPK (TRAFFIC), +11.3% PASSENGERS (PAX).
JANUARY 1994: 1993 = +$3M (NET PROFIT).
APRIL 1994: TO START NEW YORK TO RIGA, LATVIA, VIA BELFAST, 2/WEEK WITH 757'S (GEORGE MIKELSONS CHAIRMAN, IS LATVIAN).
6 757'S EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) EQUIPPED FLY (ETOPS) OVER NORTH ATLANTIC & PACIFIC (HAWAII).
1 L-1011-1 DELIVERY.
JULY 1994: 1ST 6 MONTHS = +$6.2M (NET PROFIT) (+$5.0M).
OPERATES TO BARBADOS, AND ON TO NEW YORK (JFK).
DECEMBER 1994: 3 727-200'S ADVANCED, (ACG) 3 YEAR LEASED.
MARCH 1995: 1 L-1011-1 (RB211-22B), EX-(LTU).
SEPTEMBER 1995: 757-200 (NC058) DELIVERY, GATX LEASED.
OCTOBER 1995: MAINTAINS 4 SPARE AIRPLANES: 2 727'S & 2 L-1011'S AT ALL TIMES. 4 +6 ORDERS (THRU 5/96) 727-200'S HUSHKITTED. ALREADY HAS 15 L-1011'S.
NOVEMBER 1995: 1 757-200 (NC059), & 1 737-200A (JT8D-15), (CIT) LEASED.
DECEMBER 1995: NEW YORK TO SHANNON, & DUBLIN, WITH 757, 216 PAX & L-1011, 362 PAX. ALSO RENEWED TO BELFAST AS PART OF RIGA, LATVIA ROUTE.
757-200 (NC060) DELIVERY.
JANUARY 1996: 4TH QTR = -$3.8M (-$5.3M). PARENT CO, AMTRAN 1995 = +$8.5M (+$3.5M): +46.9% RPM, +39.6% ASM, 70.8% LF (+3.5). AAT AIRLINES (AAT) 1995 = +$6.41M (+$3.49M).
CONTRACT MAINTENANCE WITH (GAMECO) (GUN), FOR L-1011 HEAVY MAINTENANCE, MODIFICATIONS, CORROSION PREVENTION & CONTROL PROGRAM (CPCP) & COMPONENT SUPPORT.
ROUTE EXPANSION FROM SEATTLE, AND SAN DIEGO TO ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA & ORLANDO TO NASSAU & MONTEGO BAY.
FEBRUARY 1996: 1 727-200 (21393) EX-US AIRWAYS (USA), (GUI) LEASED.
MARCH 1996: 3 727-200'S, EX-US AIRWAYS (USA) (21691; 21692; 21958).
APRIL 1996: IN SUMMER, CHICAGO (ORD) TO INDIANAPOLIS, SAN DIEGO, SEATTLE, (SEA), CANCUN, GRAND CAYMAN & MONTEGO BAY.
757 LEASED TO AIR BERLIN (BER) FOR 2 MONTHS.
MAY 1996: INCDT: 727-290 ON ROUTE, MIDWAY TO ST PETERSBURGH, WITH 8/104 ON BOARD, HAD UNEXPLAINED LOSS OF CABIN PRESSURIZATION, WHICH INCAPACITATED THE CAPTAIN, BUT FLIGHT CONTINUED, WITH ALL OK.
1 L-1011-100 (1073), EX-AIR CANADA (ACN).
JULY 1996: DISCUSSING SALE OF 4 757'S (NB001 - 4) TO DELTA AIRLINES (DAL) AROUND 9/96 (DOES NOT WANT (PW) ENGINED 757'S). CONSIDERING PURCHASE OF 4 727'S FROM ANSETT (ANS) & 1 757 (RR) FROM MONARCH AIRLINES (MON).
STAN PACE, NEW PRESIDENT & CEO, WAS SENIOR PARTNER AT BAIN & CO, & MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR IN DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION OF CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL)'S NEW RESTRUCTURE AND FINANCIAL TURNAROUND.
2ND Q = -$2.3M.
SEPTEMBER 1996: 757 (NB002) SOLD TO DELTA AIRLINES (DAL).
OCTOBER 1996: REDUCED WORKFORCE BY -15% TO 4,350 EMPLOYEES.
757 (NC072) SOLD TO AEROPERU (PER). 757'S (NB001 - 4) SOLD TO DELTA AIRLINES (DAL).
NOVEMBER 1996: 1 757 (NA446), EX-MONARCH AIRLINES (MON). 2 757'S (NC056; NC057) GRAND RAPIDS TO ORLANDO (727-200). TO BE SOLD TO MEXICANA (CMA) IN 12/96.
DECEMBER 1996: JIM HAVLACEK, EXECUTIVE VP, SAID THE 727 IS TOO LARGE FOR MANY OF REVENUE DEPARTURES, & MAY CONSIDER FUTURE ACQUISITION OF 129 PASSENGER (PAX) AIRPLANES.
2 757'S (NC061; NC062) DELIVERIES. 757 (NB0010 TO DELTA AIRLINES (DAL). 2 757'S (NC056; NC057) TO MEXICANA (CMA).
757 (ETOPS): 37 FLIGHTS/MONTH OVER NORTH ATLANTIC, 39 OVER PACIFIC (HAWAII), & 2 INDIAN OCEAN.
JANUARY 1997: 1996 = +3% RPM (TRAFFIC), +6.2% ASM (CAPACITY), 69.0% LF (LOAD FACTOR) (-1.1), 5.68M PASSENGERS (PAX), (+5.8%).
APRIL 1997: $15M, HEAVY MAINTENANCE "NOSE-TO-TAIL" CONTRACT, TO AEROCORP, FLORIDA, FOR 20 727'S.
MAY 1997: STANLEY PACE, PRESIDENT & CEO, RESIGNED.
JUNE 1997: JOHN TAGUE, RETURNS AS PRESIDENT & CEO, EX-VANGUARD AIRLINES (VAG) CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT.
BUYS 3 L-1011-1'S (1120; 1125; 1153) OFF-LEASE FROM (ILF).
JULY 1997: 1996 = -$26.67M (+$8.52M). 4,447 EMPLOYEES.
SEPTEMBER 1997: TO CANCUN.
RANDY BOUL, ENGINE SHOP MANAGER.
TO RETURN 757 (NB147) TO ANSETT WORLDWIDE (AWW), IN 11/97.
OCTOBER 1997: 3,684 EMPLOYEES, 4,447 (3RD Q).
MILWAUKEE - FORT MYERS.
757 180 MINUTES (ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH: 70 OVER NORTH ATLANTIC, 37 OVER PACIFIC, & 1 OVER INDIAN OCEAN.
NOVEMBER 1997: RETURNS 757 (NB145) TO ANSETT WORLDWIDE (AWW). 757 (27975) DELIVERY.
DECEMBER 1997: PLEASANT HAWAIIAN, WEEKEND CHARTERS, SEATTLE TO MAUI. OPERATING CHARTERS FOR TRANSGLOBAL VACATIONS FROM MINNEAPOLIS TO PEURTO PLATA.
BERNIE ROKE, MANAGER ENGINEERING LEFT TO JOIN EMERY AIR FREIGHT (EAF). ENGINEERING SPLIT INTO STRUCTURES & INTERIORS, WITH EGIN CUCLU, MANAGER, AND TOM WERKING, MANAGER, SYSTEMS & AVIONICS/ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING.
JANUARY 1998: 4TH Q = -$2.6M (-$14M). REVENUES: 60% CHARTER, 40% SCHEDULED (FOR 1997), GOAL IS 50% CHARTER, 50% SCHEDULED FOR 1998. IN 1997 HAD 47% OF ALL USA GOVERNMENT CHARTERS. 1997 = +$1.6M (-$26.7M): 8.986B RPM (-2.0%), -4.9% ASM, 71% LF (+2.0), 5.307M PAX (-6.6%). USA MARKET SHARE 1997 = 11TH, 1.48% RPM, 7TH LF.
7 757'S FLYING 22 NORTH ATLANTIC, 44 PACIFIC, & 2 ASIA /INDIAN OCEAN 180 MINUTES (ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH.
FEBRUARY 1998: 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
LIVERY ON 727-227 (N772AT).
MARCH 1998: IN 5/98, CHICAGO MIDWAY - DALLAS/FORT WORTH (DFW), DENVER (DEN), SAN JUAN.
SOLD 727-200 (21972). 5 ORDERS (12/98) L-1011-500'S. POSSIBLE ACQUISITION OF 2 L-1011-100'S, EX-(TWA), & ONE FOR SPARES.
APRIL 1998: SAN DIEGO - HAWAII, TO CELEBRATE 5TH YEAR WITH PLEASANT HOLIDAYS TOUR GROUP.
1 L-1011 (N198AT), EX-(TWA). 2 L-1011-385-1'S (193C-1052, N185AT & N187AT) PAINTED IN "PLEASANT HAWAIIAN HOLIDAYS" LIVERY.
APRIL 1998: AMTRAN INC 1ST Q = +$12.4M (+285%) RECORD! MAINTENANCE EXPENSES = $25.4M (13.1% OF TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES).
(LOI) 5 L-1011-500'S, EX-ROYAL JORDANIAN AIRLINES (RJA).
MAY 1998: RICK SHELLNUTT, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING RESIGNED.
JUNE 1998: NEW YORK LAGUARDIA - CHICAGO MIDWAY.
JULY 1998: 1ST 6 MONTHS = 4.89B RPM (+10.8%), +12.8% ASM, 71.2% LF (-1.3), 3.18M PAX (+15.4%), +21.7% BLOCK HOURS. 2ND Q = +$16.4M (-$749K) RECORD! SCHEDULED SERVICE +30.7%, +33.4% RPM, 78% LF (+1.6). CHARTER SERVICE: -13.6% RPM, -7.8% ASM, CHARTER TRIPS AVERAGED 2,003 MILES (1,939).
(ETOPS) 180 MINUTES FLIGHTS/MONTH (TOTAL): 7 757 = 14 (3,589) NORTH ATLANTIC, 59 (2,342) PACIFIC, (155) ASIA/INDIAN OCEAN.
8TH 757 PAINTED IN SPECIAL LIVERY FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
AUGUST 1998: TO RESUME WINTER-SEASON SERVICE TO MONTEGO BAY (727) 2/ - 4/99.
DAVID KLINE, ACTING DIRECTOR ENGINEERING.
+2 ORDERS (9/99) 757-200'S ($130M).
OCTOBER 1998: 3RD Q = +$12.4 (AMTRAN INC) (+$1.7M): +20.7% RPM, +17.8% ASM, 73.7% LF (+1.8) (FOR SCHEDULED SERVICES). CHARTER SERVICES: -10.5% RPM, -8.3% ASM. FY/97 = +$25.3M (-$24M). 1ST 6 MONTHS = 7.87M RPK (+10.8%), 71.2% LF (-1.3), 3.18M PAX (+15.4%). 3RD Q MAINTENANCE COSTS = $28.28M (13.53% OF OPERATING EXPENSES).
8 757 180 MINUTES (ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH (TOTAL FLIGHTS) = NORTH ATLANTIC 39 (3,700); PACIFIC 24 (2,466); ASIA (155).
NOVEMBER 1998: CONSTRUCTING NEW MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING OFFICES IN 3 STOREY, 80,000 SQ FT BUILDING, TO BE COMPLETED 4/99.
DECEMBER 1998: SIGNS NEW 10 YEAR ALLIANCE WITH PLEASANT HAWAII HOLIDAYS, FOR >540K SCHEDULED, AIRLINE SEATS/YEAR, BETWEEN LOS ANGELES (LAX), SAN FRANCISCO (SFO), AND HAWAII.
MEMBER OF NATIONAL AIR CARRIER ASSOCIATION (NACA), INCLUDING (CKF), (OAE), (EVR), (MIB), (TOW), & (WLD).
JANUARY 1999: AMTRAN 4TH Q = +$1.45M (-$2.6M). /98 = +$40M (+$1.6M): 9.76B RPM (8.99B); 13.85B ASM (12.65B) 70.4% LF (-.6). CHARTERS = 39.3% OF TRAFFIC (49.2%). 6.17M PAX (+16.2%).
NEW YORK (JFK) - DUBLIN/SHANNON.
1 ORDER 757-200 (RB211-535E4) (6/00) TO REPLACE A 727-200. NOW OPERATES 24 727-200'S, 9 757-200'S, 15 L-1011'S & HAS 3 757-200'S ON ORDER. 1ST L-1011-500LR ENTERS CHARTER SERVICES. NEW 757 WILL PRIMARILY FLY SCHEDULED SERVICES. ANOTHER 757 IS DUE IN 6/00, TO REPLACE A 727-200. PLANS FOR +4 L-1011-500'S, IN 1999.
FEBRUARY 1999: BUYS 727-200 (21998) OFF-LEASE FROM GECAS (GEF). L-1011-385-3 (293A-1238, N164AT) DELIVERY.
MARCH 1999: IN 5/99, NONSTOP, PHILADELPHIA - CHICAGO MIDWAY.
ACQUIRES CODE SHARE PARTNER CHICAGO EXPRESS, OWNED BY MICHAEL BRADY AND FAMILY.
APRIL 1999: 1ST Q = +12.2% RPM, +10.7% ASM, +10.2% BLOCK HOURS +15.7% PAX.
CURRENTLY OPERATES 48 AIRPLANES, COMMERCIAL, & MILITARY CHARTERS, & SCHEDULED SERVICE FROM CHICAGO MIDWAY, & INDIANAPOLIS, TO 28 DESTINATIONS. PROJECTS MILITARY CIVIL RESERVE AIR FLEET (CRAF) REVENUES TO INCREASE 60% IN FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000, TO $200M, USING 3 USED L-1011-500'S, WITH 4TH & 5TH, BY 6/99.
TRYING TO BECOME A "MAJOR" CARRIER (LEVEL IS $1B IN ANNUAL REVENUE). LAST YEAR, ITS PARENT POSTED $919M REVENUE, IN 1998.
IN 6/99, FROM NEW YORK (JFK) (L-1011) & FROM FORT LAUDERDALE (727-200), TO SAN JUAN. ALSO CHICAGO MIDWAY, & ORLANDO, NONSTOPS, TO SAN JUAN.
AMTRAN INC 1ST Q = +$16.5M (+33.4%) RECORD!
MAY 1999: 5,065 EMPLOYEES.
JULY 1999: AMTRAN 2ND Q = +$16.7M (+21%) RECORD!: 2.7B RPM (+8%), +3.8% ASM; MAINTENANCE COSTS $29.40M (13.20% (DOC). ATA AIRLINES (AAT) 1ST 6 MONTHS = 5.39B RPM (+10.1%), +7.2% ASM, 73.2% LF (+2), 3.63M PAX (+14.2%).
1 L-1011-385-3 (1217, N160AT), EX-ROYAL JORDANIAN (RJA).
SEPTEMBER 1999: 5,065 EMPLOYEES.
757-23N (888-30232, N523AT) DELIVERY.
OCTOBER 1999: AMTRAN 3RD Q = +$13.7M (+10.2%) RECORD! +42.2% FUEL COSTS: +14.2% RPM, +11.3% ASM.
757-23N (895-30233, N524AT) DELIVERY
NOVEMBER 1999: 5,396 EMPLOYEES.
1 727-2A1, EX-SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES (SCA), INTREPID (INL) LEASED (1694-21601, N286SC).
DECEMBER 1999: AMTRAN INC, (AAT) PARENT COMPANY, REACHED $1B IN OPERATING REVENUE FOR 1ST TIME, QUALIFYING IT AS THE NEWEST US "MAJOR" AIRLINE.
1 727-200 (21345), EX-SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES (SCA), INTREPID (INL) LEASED.
JANUARY 2000: 4TH Q = +$.4M (-72.7%): +43% FUEL COSTS; $29.35M MAINTENANCE COSTS (12.95% DOC). 1999 = +$47.3M (+18.1%): 10.95B RPM (+12.2%), +8.9% ASM, 73.7% LF (+2.2), 7.04M PAX (+14.2%).
IN 5/00, NONSTOPS LOS ANGELES (LAX) TO CANCUN, AND MAUI.
FEBRUARY 2000: IN 4/00, NONSTOP CHICAGO MIDWAY TO WASHINGTON NATIONAL (757). IN 5/00, NONSTOPS SEATTLE - BOSTON, AND SEATTLE CHICAGO MIDWAY.
MARCH 2000: 757-200, TO BE LEASED TO AIR MALTA (MLT), 6 - 9/00.
L-1011-1 (1120) PARTED OUT.
APRIL 2000: 6,000 EMPLOYEES.
MAY 2000: 1ST Q = -$2M (+$16.5M): $63.4M FUEL COSTS (+78.3%).
5,777 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 937 FC, 1,357 CA, & 777 MT).
IN 7/00, CHICAGO MIDWAY TO MINNEAPOLIS - ST PAUL (727-200).
37 ORDERS 737-800'S, AND 10 ORDERS 757-300'S. DEAL INVOLVES BOEING REMARKETING (AAT)'S 24 727'S. ALSO, INVOLVES ILFC (ILF) AND GECAS (GEH) BY INVESTING SOME STOCK IN (AAT).
JUNE 2000: 2 757-200'S (30548, N525AT; 30535, N526AT) DELIVERIES. 1 L-1011-500 (1183), EX-NOVAIR (NOO).
JULY 2000: IN 9/00, SOUTH BEND, INDIANA TO CHICAGO MIDWAY. IN 2 - 9/01, WILL OPERATE CHICAGO (MIDWAY) - NASSAU CHARTER SERVICE, FOR FUNJET VACATIONS.
2ND Q = +$5.9M.
AUGUST 2000: IN 12/00 TO START YEAR-ROUND NONSTOPS FROM NEW YORK (JFK) & CHICAGO (ORD), TO HONOLULU (L-1011-500), WITH PLEASANT HAWAIIAN HOLIDAYS, 2/WEEK.
TERRY KERBER, VP BASE & LINE MAINTENANCE.
1999 = +$43.30M (+$43.42M): 17.62B RPK (+12.2%); 77.4% LF; 7.05M PAX (+14.2%); 7,000 EMPLOYEES.
OCTOBER 2000: 1ST 6 MONTHS TOP WORLD AIRLINES TRAFFIC RPK (B):
17 SAS 11.16; 18 GUN 10.79; 19 AAT 9.47; 20 ASA 9.43; 21 SAB 9.27.
3RD Q AMTRAN = +$3M (-78%): FUEL COSTS +54%, HIGHER MAINTENANCE COSTS. >75% OF FLEET OPERATIONS WITH 3 ENGINES.
SELLS $30M STOCK, TO ILFC (ILF).
$63M, 3-YEAR, CONTRACT TO ROLLS ROYCE TO MODIFY, INCLUDING ENHANCED STANDARD OF COMBUSTOR & IMPROVED HI/LOW PRESSURE TURBINE, AND UPGRADE OF (RB211-524B4)'S, ON 5 L-1011-500'S.
+2 ORDERS 737-800'S (5/01), (ILF) 15 YEAR LEASED. 1 L-1011 WET-LEASED TO TROPICAL INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS (TIZ), FOR ST KITTS & NEVIS.
NOVEMBER 2000: 2 757-23N'S (30886, N527AT; 30887, N528AT) DELIVERIES. 1 L-1011-385-1 (193C-1077) RETIRED.
DECEMBER 2000: PURCHASED 2 727-227'S (1651-22005, /81 N778AT; 1706-22091, /81 N779AT), EX-(FLA)/(PLS), AND 727-264 (1813-22984, /82 N764AT) FROM GECAS (GEF).
JANUARY 2001: 4TH Q = -$22.9M. 2000 = -$15.3M (+$47.3M): +50.1% FUEL COSTS; +7.76B RPM (+13%), +14.1% ASM, 76.7% LF (+2.3).
FEBRUARY 2001: 1 L-1011-385-1 (1071) STORED AT VICTORVILLE.
MARCH 2001: CONTRACT WITH JOUVE DATA MANAGEMENT TO PROVIDE INTEGRATED, ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE MANUAL, AND JOB CARDS, FOR 737-800'S, 757'S AND L-1011'S, PLUS DATA INTEGRATION SERVICES, USING AIRGTI SUITE.
APRIL 2001: 1ST Q = -$4.4M (-$2M): 2.11B RPM (+19.3%); +21.4% ASM, 74.9% LF (-1.3); MAINTENANCE COSTS = $38.1M (+2.5%).
IN 5/01, BOSTON - ARUBA (757). IN 6/01, CHICAGO (MIDWAY) TO CANCUN, PUERTO VALLARTA. IN 12/01, MIDWAY TO SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA.
MAY 2001: CHARTER SERVICES FOR TRAVEL CITY, DIRECT FROM 5 CITIES IN UK, TO SANFORD, FLORIDA (L-1011).
FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, GEORGE MIKELSONS PROPOSES TO TAKE THE COMPANY PRIVATE, BY ACQUIRING ALL OUTSTANDING SHARES OF COMMON STOCK. HE CURRENTLY OWNS 72%.
JUNE 2001: IN 8/01, CHICAGO (MIDWAY) - NEWARK. IN 11/01, CHICAGO (MIDWAY) TO MIAMI - SAN JUAN.
AMTRAN FOUNDER, INDUSTRY ACQUISITION BOUGHT REMAINING 28% OF AMTRAN FOR $72.8M.
1ST 737-83N WITH BLENDED WINGLETS, (ILF) LEASED (847-28239, N301TZ). 1 737-83N (875-32576, N302TZ) DELIVERY. +1 ORDER (15TH) 737-800, (ILF) LEASED (6/04).
JULY 2001: 1ST 6 MONTHS = 4.46B (+17.5%), +20.2% ASM, 77.3% LF (-1.7). 2ND Q MAINTENANCE COSTS = $35.36M (+.6%). AMTRAN 2000 = +$4.2M (-29%). SCHEDULED SERVICE = +16% RPM, +19% ASM. CHARTER SERVICE = -20% ASM, -19.8% BLOCK HOURS FLOWN.
2 737-83N'S (888-28648, N303TZ, (GEF) LEASED; 898-30675, N304TZ, (ILF) LEASED) DELIVERIES.
AUGUST 2001: 2ND Q = +$6.5M.
5,777 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 937 FLIGHT CREW (FC); 1,357 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA); 777 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT); 544 GENERAL MANAGEMENT; 1,267 AIRPLANE/TRAFFIC HANDLING; 30 CARGO HANDLING; 19 TRAINEES & INSTRUCTORS; 26 TRAFFIC SOLICITORS; 820 OTHERS). EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY (ASM/EMPLOYEE) = 2,789,163.
TOP 10 (AAT) AIRPORTS:
1 CHICAGO MIDWAY 4,250; 2 INDIANAPOLIS 1,140; 3 LOS ANGELES (LAX) 989; 4 ORLANDO 838; 5 SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) 733; 6 NEW YORK LAGUARDIA 632; 7 LAS VEGAS 627; 8 ST PETERSBURG 501; 9 FORT LAUDERDALE 481; 10 HONOLULU 419.
2 737-83N'S (30706; 32348) DELIVERIES. 2 757-33N'S DELIVERIES, 257Y PAX (32584; 32585).
SEPTEMBER 2001: PLANS TO GROUND ITS ENTIRE FLEET OF 19 727-200'S NEXT MONTH AND CUT ITS FLIGHT SCHEDULE BY 20%, DUE TO THE SEVERE DROP IN TRAFFIC FOLLOWING THE ISLAMIC, TERRORIST ATTACK ON NEW YORK (WTC) TOWERS & THE PENTAGON. WILL FURLOUGH -1,500 EMPLOYEES.
CHICAGO MIDWAY TO WASHINGTON DULLES.
2 737-83N'S (28244; 28653) & 2 757-33N'S (32586; 32587) DELIVERIES.
OCTOBER 2001: IN 11/01, CHICAGO MIDWAY - MIAMI - SAN JUAN, PORTO RICO (737-300/-800, 2/DAY). IN 12/01, CHICAGO MIDWAY TO WASHINGTON NATIONAL (737-800) & DISCONTINUE SERVICE TO DULLES.
2 737-83N'S (973-32577, N309TZ; 984-28243, N310TZ) & 1 757-33N (985-32588, N554TZ) DELIVERIES.
NOVEMBER 2001: 3RD Q = +$388K (-87%) (+$3M) INCL ONE-TIME ITEMS SUCH AS FEDERAL AID: +11% RPM, +10.7% ASM, 78% LF; MAINTENANCE COSTS = $34.9M (-23.6%).
PLANS TO RECALL 330 FURLOUGHED FLIGHT ATTENDANTS (CA) BY END OF 1/02. HAD FURLOUGHED -1,100 OF 8,000 EMPLOYEES IN 9/01, INCLUDING -500 IN INDIANAPOLIS. WILL ALSO CALL BACK 187 (CA), WHO TOOK VOLUNTARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE.
2 737-83N'S (998-32578, N311TZ; 1002-32579, N312TZ) DELIVERIES. L-1011-385-1 (1077) PARTED OUT. L-1011-385-1-150 (1041) WFU AT VICTORVILLE.
DECEMBER 2001: IN 3/02, CHICAGO MIDWAY TO GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, A STRONG BUSINESS HUB AND GATEWAY TO SEVERAL WESTERN MEXICAN VACATION RESORTS. IN 5/02, 6 757-300'S FOR PLEASANT HAWAIIAN HOLIDAYS, LOS ANGELES (LAX) & SAN FRANCISCO (SFO), TO HAWAII (2/DAY).
12 MONTHS END 6/01, 3RD PARTY OUTSOURCED MAINTENANCE = $32M (24.9%).
727-214 (21958) RETURNED TO SERVICE.
JANUARY 2002: 4TH Q = -$81.3M (-$22.6M): MAINTENANCE COSTS = $27.39M (-41.4%). Group 2001 = -$76.3M (-$15.3M); ATA AIRLINES (AAT) = -$78.01 (-$5.55M): 8.6M PAX (+7.9%).
IN 2/02, CHICAGO MIDWAY, TO ARUBA, CANCUN, AND GRAND CAYMAN. TAKES OVER WINTER, CHARTER FLYING FOR FUNJET/VACATIONS/MARK TRAVEL, FORMERLY OPERATED BY SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES (SCA). IN 3/02, NEW YORK LAGUARDIA - CHICAGO MIDWAY - GUADALAJARA.
REACTIVATES 4 727-200'S FOR OPERATIONS. 2 737-83N'S (1054-28245, N315TZ; 1059-32609, N316TZ) DELIVERIES. EXERCISES ITS OPTIONS FOR 2 757-300'S ($166M), FOR DELIVERY IN 2003.
FEBRUARY 2002: IN 6/02, SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) - LIHUE.
7-YEAR CONTRACT TO (ARINC), TO PROVIDE (ACARS), VIA GLOBALLINK/(VHF) NETWORK, FOR ALL 737-800'S & 757-300'S.
2 737-800'S DELIVERIES FOR TOTAL 21 IN FLEET.
MARCH 2002: CHET FULLER, VP OPERATIONS PRODUCTIVITY & ANALYSIS.
SITA: HDQSSTZ. (TELEPHONE: (317) 247-4000). (FAX: (317) 243-4165).
APRIL 2002: IN 7/02, CHICAGO MIDWAY TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (3/DAY WEEKDAYS, 2/DAY WEEKEND, NONSTOPS).
1ST Q = +$1.5M (-$4.8M) (THANKS TO THE EFFICIENCY, AND RELIABILITY OF ITS AIRPLANE FLEET).
(FAX: +1 (317) 240 7091).
MAY 2002: SHAREHOLDERS OF (AAT)'S PARENT COMPANY, VOTED TO CHANGE THE CORPORATION'S NAME FROM "AMTRAN INC" TO "ATA HOLDINGS CORP" TO AVOID CONFUSION WITH "AIRTRAN AIRWAYS."
727-227 (1706-22091) WFU AT ROSWELL. 2 737-83N'S (1123-28249, N321TZ; 1135-32611, N322TZ) DELIVERIES.
June 2002: 24th 737-83N delivery.
July 2002: Applies for US Government loan of $165M, 90% guaranteed.
1st Q = +$1.5M: 4.64B RPK (+11.19%); +19.2% ASK; 70.3% LF (-5.1); 2.21M PAX (+10.27%); 3.17M FTK (+2.84%). Group 2001 = -$81.89M (-$15.7M); ATA Airlines (AAT) = -$78.01M (-$5.55M): 18.79B RPK (-1.2%); 72.1% LF; 8.64M PAX (+7.9%); 7.73M FTK; 7,500 employees (-5.9%). 6 months = 9.43B RPK (+4.93%); +9.26% ASK; 71.8% LF (-3); 4.51M PAX (+6.85%); 6.24M FTK (-2.67%).
1st 737-800 "C" check. 25th 737-800 delivery.
August 2002: George Mikelsons, Chairman and founder of (AAT), replaced John Tague, President & CEO.
Will restructure ATA Airlines (AAT) into 5 divisions, each with a President: Scheduled Services; Charter Services; ATA Training Corp; Chicago Express Airlines; & Ambassadair (Sally Brown, President).
Will start to lay off -8% staff, in next month (-500 employees).
Will stop flying its L-1011 fleet, on regular services, and shift them exclusively, to its military charter business.
2nd Q = -$57.9M.
In 9/02, to New York LaGuardia, and to Phoenix (737-800, daily). In 12/02, Chicago Midway (MDW) - Montego Bay (2/week), and to Puerto Vallarta (2/week).
Completed "C" checks on 4 737-800's. 9th 757-33N (1018-32590, N556TZ) delivery.
September 2002: 757-33N (32593, N559TZ) delivery.
October 2002: 30th anniversary!
13 L-1011's will begin flying for Air Mobility Command's, passenger charter, airlift services contract, worth $111M. Also, receives $20M long-term expansion contract for military charters, that has potential to grow. Military charters have represented about 14% of (AAT)'s annual revenue.
3rd Q = -$61M (+$13K): +17.5% RPM, +21.7% ASM; 75.4% LF (-2.7). 1st 9 months = -$117.4M (-$548K).
1 737-800 delivery. 757-33N (N558TZ) has "Pleasant Holidays" title above windows.
November 2002: In 2/03, St Petersburg Clearwater International, to San Franciso (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), and Las Vegas with same plane service to Honolulu, and Maui.
3 737-83N's (1184-32612, N326TZ; 1197-32613, N327TZ; 1201-32614, N328TZ) deliveries. 2 727-214's (1480-21691; 1533-21958), returned to lessor. L-1011-385-3 (293A-1217, N160AT), WFU at Roswell.
December 2002: Chicago (Midway) to Montego Bay (Jamaica), and to Puerto Vallarta. In 4/03, to San Francisco (SFO). (SFO) to Cancun (2/week). (SFO) to Lihue.
2 737-83N's (1207-32615, N329TZ; 1212-32616, N330TZ) deliveries.
January 2003: George Mikelsons, 65, founder of (AAT), owns a stable of horses, a helicopter, and a handful of Harley-Davidsons. Until recently, he had the time to enjoy them. But with (AAT) in peril amid the current industry downturn, he returned from semi-retirement last 8/02 to become an active (AAT) President & CEO, positions he thought he left for good in 1997, when the industry was in better shape.
February 2003: 4th Q ATA Holdings = -$55.1M (-$81.3M). George Mikelsons stated "Our financial results remain unacceptable. Our performance has been impacted by multiple issues including the reduced demand for air travel, an out-of-balance Chicago market with weak pricing, airplane deliveries that added to our capacity in a difficult environment, and higher than anyone expected, fuel prices." 2002 ATA Holdings = -$169.2M (-$81.9M): 9.76B RPM (+13.5%); +18.4% ASM; 73% LF (-3.1).
Receives (FAA) approval for lower visibility operations at Chicago Midway.
March 2003: Changes its name from "American Trans Air" to "ATA Airlines."
April 2003: In 6/03, Chicago (MDW) - Pittsburgh.
ATA Holdings 1st Q = -$11.4M (+$1.5M). Operated 3 757's and 10 L-1011's to double its (CRAF) military charters.
World Top 20 Airlines 1st Q Traffic (B) (RPK)
1 (AAL) 44.67; 2 (UAL) 39.66; 3 (DAL) 36.82; 4 (NWA) 26.65; 5 (BAB) 23.31; 6 (AFA) 23.27; 7 (CAL) 21.35; 8 (DLH) 20.62; 9 (SWA) 17.53; 10 (KLM) 14.04; 11 (USA) 13.28; 12 (SIA) 12.20*; 13 (ACN) 9.65*; 14 (CAT) 8.51*; 15 (AMW) 7.84; 16 (QAN)* 7.18; 17 (KAL)* 6.72; 18 (IBE) 6.17*; 19 (EAD) 5.69*; 20 (AAT) 5.42. * 2 months only.
May 2003: Captain William Beal promoted to Senior VP Flight Operations, and Randy Marlar, promoted to Senior VP Strategic Sourcing & Process Improvement.
Its passengers can now check in via its website and print their boarding passes and receipts online.
June 2003: 6,874 employees. SITA: HDQSSTZ.
July 2003: In 11/03, Chicago Midway - Grand Cayman. In 12/03, Chicago Midway to Ixtapia/Zihuatanejo, to Montego Bay, and to Puerto Vallarta.
(ATA) Holdings 2nd Q = +$43.3M (-$55.4M). 1st 6 months = +$32.3M (-$53.5M). Despite these profits, it still will not be able to meet debt and lease obligations next year.
757-33N (1032-33526, N561TZ), delivery.
August 2003: In 10/03, Newark - San Francisco (SFO). In 11/03, Chicago (MDW) - Grand Cayman (Sats). In 12/03, Chicago (MDW) - Puerto Vallarta (2/week), to Montego Bay (2/week), & to Ixtapa (Sats).
September 2003: Plans to remove 16 PAX seats from each of its 15 757-200's, reducing it to 200 passengers (PAX) and increasing seat pitch from 30 ins TO 32-33 ins.
2002 = -$169.3M (-$76.3M): 19.93B RPK (+6.1%); +8.7% ASK; 70.4% LF (-1.8); 10M PAX (+16.4%); 7,202 Employees (+4.8%).
20/02 TOP WORLD AIRLINES TRAFFIC RPK (B):
31 (CSR) 22.37; 32 (GUE) 21.90; 33 (ANZ) 21.48; 34 (SAA) 21.28; 35 (ASA) 21.23; 36 (SVA) 20.80; 37 (AAT) 19.93; 38 (EVA) 19.51; 39 (CEA) 18.63; 40 (BRI) 18.43; 41 (ARO) 17.65.
October 2003: In 1/04, New York LaGuardia (LGA) - San Francisco - (Honolulu) (Sats). In 2/04, Honolulu - Seattle (757-200, daily nonstop).
3rd Q (ATA) Holdings = +$6.6M (-$61M): +16% ASM; +.2 LF. 1st 9 months (ATA) Holdings = +$36M (-$117K).
Fleet at end of 2003 = 82 airplanes: 32 737-800's; 15 757-200's; 12 757-300's; 6 L-1011's; & 17 Saab's.
December 2003: Through 4/04, Indianapolis - Miami.
January 2004: 4th Q = -$20.2M (-$57.6M). 2003 = +$15.8M (-$175M): 22.72B RPK (+19.6%); 69.3% LF; 10.07M PAX (+11.6%); 30.88M FTK (+96.5%).
February 2004: Plans to add business class (C) by end of 2004.
March 2004: Announces it will begin transatlantic service within 2 years.
In 5/04, New York LaGuardia to St Petersburg (737-800, daily). In 6/04, St Petersburg to San Juan (3/week).
April 2004: 7,202 employees.
Received (FAA) approval for landing operations at Chicago Midway when cloud bases are as low as 204 ft above the ground. ATA (AAT) said the approval was based on its use of "advanced technologies" existing in its new fleet of 737-800's and 757-300's.
1st Q = -$64.7M (-$11.4M): 3.57B RPM (+5.9%); +5.6% ASM, 67% LF (-2.8); 2.54M PAX (+8.54%); 8.35M FTK (+37.57%); due to a one-time operating charge resulting from accounting rules concerning its bond exchange, a price and capacity war in the east-west markets during the period and high fuel prices.
ATA Holdings, parent of ATA (AAT) sells its training division ATA Training Corporation to the Aviation Institute of Maintenance.
Implemented data warehouse, customer relationship management and revenue management solutions from Teredata to "enhance the company's ability to analyze the profitability of its passengers and optimize customer service."
May 2004: 737-83N (1500-30673, N333TZ), (ILF) leased was Boeing's 1,500th 737NG delivery.
June 2004: Gilbert Viets, 60, Executive VP & CFO, replaced David Wing, who left the company.
July 2004: In 10/04, Indianapolis - Dallas.
Launches Sabre Airline Solutions customer care features - - Customer Insight & Customer Data Delivery - - that are part of its new-generation passenger management suite.
Agreements with Alaska Airlines (ASA), Aloha Airlines (ALO), Continental Airlines (CAL), Delta Airlines (DAL), Hawaiian Airlines (HWI), & United Airlines (UAL) to offer interline electronic ticketing, which allows passengers to use one e-ticket when traveling on itineraries that include ATA Airlines (AAT) and one of the cooperating airlines. It eliminates the need for the passengers to obtain a paper ticket to transfer from one airline to another, an important convenience in the event of irregular operations.
2nd Q = -$26M (+$40.8M): .3% RPM; +1.8% ASM; +1.5 LF. Last 6 months = -$90.8M (+$29.5M): 6.30B RPM; +13.7% ASM; 71.4% LF (-2.1).
In 10/04, Dallas/Fort Worth - Indianapolis (737-800, 1 daily morning except Sats & 1 daily evening. Chicago Midway - Indianapolis (morning daily except Suns & evening daily except Sats).
August 2004: In 12/04, seasonal Indianapolis - St Thomas (nonstops, Sats), & - San Juan (1-stop, Sats).
Selected Sabre Streamline Resource Management Suite from Sabre Airline Solutions to "increase its operational efficiency by optimally planning and allocating employee resources."
Decides to offer business class (C) on all its airplanes.
September 2004: L-1011-385-1 (193C-1078, N188AT), WFU at Roswell.
October 2004: America West (AMW) is in exploratory talks with ATA Airlines (AAT) about purchasing the carrier.
To lay off -2% of 7,900 employees. Will furlough 156 employees including 150 cabin attendants (CA) as a result of schedule adjustments in the 4th Q. Eliminates -220 postions (-3%).
Files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Names Gilbert Viets, Financial Chief, as Chief Restructuring Officer. Reaches agreement with AirTran Airways (CQT) for (CQT) to pay (AAT) $87.6M to assume flight operations, gate leases & routes at Chicago Midway (MDW), as well as arrival & departure slots at New York La Guardia & Reagan Washington National airports. (CQT) will take over the leases of 14 gates at (MDW) and will begin its operations with 10 717's redeployed from the Southeast and 16 737-800's wet-leased from ATA (AAT).
November 2004: Will receive $15.5M in financing from the Indiana Transportation Finance Authority which will be collateralized with $50M in airline assets. This will allow (AAT) to complete its transaction with AirTran Airways (CQT) within 3 months.
Chicago (MDW) - Cozumel (Sats).
December 2004: Chicago (MDW) - Puerto Vallarta.
ATA Airlines (AAT) later selected Southwest Airlines (SWA)'s $117 bid for certain of its assets at Chicago Midway (MDW) over a broader but less valuable agreement it had initially struck with AirTran Airways (CQT) when it filed for Chapter 11 protection. (SWA) will pay (AAT) $40M to acquire leaseholds on 6 gates and a maintenance hangar at Midway. It will provide a further $40M in debtor-in-posasession financing, which will be converted into a term loan upon (AAT)'s emergence from bankruptcy. In addition, (SWA) guaranteed payment of an (AAT) construction loan to the City of Chicago for $7M. Finally, (SWA) agreed to purchase for cash $30M of convertible preferred (AAT) stock in exchange for 27.5% of a reorganized (AAT). (SWA)'s bid includes a codeshare agreement with (AAT).
February 2005: John Denison, CEO.
In 4/05, Las Vegas - Honolulu (daily nonstop). Honolulu & Maui to Phoenix (6/week). In 6/05, Los Angeles to Lihue (3/week) & Kona (2/week), San Francisco - Lihui (weekly).
April 2005: 2004 ATA Holdings = -$816.9M (+$15.8M): +30.6% fuel costs.
4 757-23N's (27598; 30232; 30233; 30735), to Aeroflot (ARO).
May 2005: 3 757-23N's (30548; 30886; 30887), sold to Air Horizons (ERA).
July 2005: 1st 6 months = 3.54B RPM (-44.6%); -39.9% ASM; 65.8% LF (-5.6).
In 8/05, codeshare with Southwest Airlines (SWA), Las Vegas - Honolulu.
Plans to expand the outsourcing of its heavy maintenance and to begin outsourcing its customer reservations call center resulting in the loss of -450 jobs (including -350 of 800 maintenance (MT) positions systemwide). Over the last 2 years employment has dropped from 7,800 to 4,687 and fleet has reduced from 67 to 45 airplanes.
August 2005: George Mikelsons, founder, President & CEO, 67, retires and will serve as non-executive Chairman until end of 2005. John Denison, CEO, ex-Southwest Airlines (SWA).
2 737-322's (24664, N403TZ; 24667, N402TZ), ex-United Airlines (UAL), Q Aviation leased. 757-33N (32585, N551TZ), returned to BCC Equipment Leasing, leased to Continental Airlines (CAL).
October 2005: ATA Airlines (AAT) will discontinue service from Chicago Midway to Boston on Oct 28th and from Chicago Midway to Minneapolis on Dec 1st. The airline is also dropping plans to inaugurate service from Midway to Miami and Sarasota.
1 Beech 1900D (UE-173, N173YV), MESA leased.
November 2005: ATA Airlines (AAT) announced it will be suspending service to and from Indianapolis, Denver and San Juan as of Jan 10. The bankrupt carrier intends to maintain its headquarters in Indianapolis. "By making these adjustments, we improve our ability to achieve a profit in a shortened timeframe. In turn, this strengthens our position in creating an appropriate structure for successful emergence in early 2006," VP-Strategic Planning and Chief Restructuring Officer Sean Frick said.
Southwest Airlines (SWA) will take four more gates at Chicago Midway from ATA Airlines (AAT) under terms of an agreement presented to the bankruptcy court in Indianapolis. If approved, the deal will give (SWA) control of 29 of the airport's 43 gates, leaving ATA (AAT) with one. In exchange for the four gates, (SWA) will forgive $20 million of a $47 million debtor-in-possession loan it granted ATA (AAT). New leases at Midway will require a minimum of 1,000 seats per day per gate, a more beneficial arrangement for the airport than the terms of ATA (AAT)'s leases, which required just one flight per day. Under the new agreement, ATA (AAT) now will have until Jan 31 to finalize its reorganization plan.
December 2005: ATA Airlines (AAT) will suspend service between Chicago Midway and Orlando, San Francisco and Fort Myers in late April.
ATA Airlines (AAT), in bankruptcy since October 2004, attracted as much as $100M in new capital from private equity investors MatlinPatterson. As it prepares to emerge from reorganization early next year, (AAT) is also in discussions with Southwest Airlines (SWA) about its investment and their codesharing pact. (AAT)'s restructuring plan calls for it to reduce its fleet by a third.
ATA Holdings, parent of ATA airlines (AAT), took a major step toward exiting bankruptcy after the USA Bankruptcy Court approved its disclosure statement, which specifies how it intends to finance its restructuring as well as its future operating plan. The reorganization plan calls for an investment of $120 million from MatlinPatterson, including $30 million in Debtor in Possession (DIP) financing that will be converted to equity upon emergence, up to $70 million in the form of equity and a standby commitment to purchase shares not taken up by creditors, and $20 million in exit financing. ATA (AAT) intends to retain some scheduled services as well as its military and commercial charter operations and has a restructured seven-year codeshare arrangement with Southwest Airlines (SWA) that will provide for, among other things, "the sale of certain ATA (AAT) local flights through Southwest's (SWA) distribution channels."
Southwest Airlines (SWA) will expand its codeshare agreement with ATA Airlines (AAT) to include the latter's thrice-daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Chicago Midway (MDW). The codeshare flights will begin Jan 11. Southwest (SWA) operates 196 flights per day from (MDW), its second-busiest market. Although American Airlines (AAL) said it will launch service to Kansas City and St Louis from Dallas Love Field, Southwest (SWA) CEO Gary Kelly said his carrier has "no interest in splitting our operation between Dallas Love Field and (DFW) Airport . . . Given the success Southwest (SWA) has had with the ATA (AAT) codeshare agreement in other cities, along with the route restructuring underway at ATA (AAT), and the progress we've made in repealing the Wright Amendment, it now makes sense to add (DFW) Airport to our list of codeshare cities. With the high fares prevailing at (DFW) Airport, I know our travelers will be delighted with this new low-fare service."
January 2006: ATA Airlines (AAT) flew its last flights out of Denver. Southwest Airlines (SWA), which allows its passengers to connect to ATA (AAT) flights, said it would discontinue the code-share partnership for the Denver flights and will essentially replace ATA (AAT) with its own flights to and from Denver.
The Indianapolis-based, low-cost carrier announced in November that it would end its four daily nonstop flights from Denver to Chicago's Midway International Airport and two daily nonstop flights from Denver to Phoenix. ATA (AAT), which at some point had more than 40 flights a day out of Indianapolis, operated its final flight to the city.
ATA (AAT) has been flying out of Denver since 1998, when it started local operations with flights to Midway. The carrier filed for bankruptcy protection in 2004. Southwest (SWA) provided $117 million to ATA (AAT) in 2004, while adding six of ATA's gates to the 19 Southwest (SWA) already had at Midway. The code-share agreement was part of that deal.
ATA Airlines (AAT) announced new service from Hawaii, Oakland and Houston and an accompanying expansion to its successful codeshare agreement with Southwest Airlines (SWA). ATA Airlines (AAT) announced that new service from Oakland to Honolulu (twice-daily), Hilo (daily) and Maui (daily) will begin April 27, replacing its operations at San Francisco. The following day it will launch daily Honolulu - Ontario service and on May 25 it will add a frequency to its Honolulu - Los Angeles service. On April 2, ATA (AAT) will launch two daily flights between Houston Hobby and New York LaGuardia and add a fourth daily flight between Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago Midway. All flights will be aboard 737-800s. The new codeshare arrangement will feature connecting service through Hobby and Oakland. Houston service will connect Southwest (SWA) passengers to ATA (AAT) flights to LaGuardia while Oakland service will connect Southwest (SWA) customers to flights to Hawaii.
ATA Holdings and ATA Airlines (AAT) announced an immediate restructuring of senior management designed "to drive accountability down" to its core scheduled service and military/charter operations in advance of its planned emergence from bankruptcy this quarter. Heading the changes was the elevation of Senior VP and CCO Subodh Karnik to Executive VP and COO. Reporting to Karnik will be newly promoted General Manager, Military/Charter and Senior VP, Operations John Graber, Senior VP, CFO Doug Yakola and a yet-to-be-named senior VP, Scheduled Service.
ATA Airlines (AAT), headquartered in Indianapolis, is now in its 33rd year of operation. It is the ninth largest USA airline but is also the world's largest civilian and military charter airline. ATA (AAT) serves more than 60 markets, including New York, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hawaii, Florida and Mexico, some through its code-share agreement with Southwest Airlines (SWA). The airline plans to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection during the first quarter of 2006.
ATA Airlines (AAT) received approval to emerge from bankruptcy. "I don't see any indication we won't be dealing with a solvent entity in April," Judge Basil H. Lorch III said, according to the Associated Press. ATA (AAT) is expected to announce details of its emergence shortly.
757-33N (32592, N558TZ), returned to Boeing (TBC).
February 2006: ATA Holdings (AAT) released settlement distribution details concerning its late February exit from Chapter 11 protection, which was confirmed orally by a USA Bankruptcy Court judge and was due to receive official approval. Unsecured creditors will receive distributions of new common stock representing 7% of the outstanding equity in the new holding company in addition to warrants to acquire 2% of the new common stock outstanding upon emergence. A rights offering providing qualifying Class 6 unsecured creditors the opportunity to purchase approximately $25 million worth of new common stock has been fully subscribed. No distribution will be made to current holders of ATA Holdings (AAT) common and preferred stock. "With a strengthened cash balance thanks to our new investment partner MatlinPatterson, a substantially lower (CASM) due to several cost-saving initiatives and the right operational plan to leverage our strengths, all the pieces are in place to help secure the Company's future," said Doug Yakola, who will take over as CFO upon ATA (AAT)'s emergence.
ATA Airlines (AAT) and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association reached a tentative three-year labor agreement.
Last standard length L-1011-385-3 (293A-1230, N194AT), WFU at Indianapolis. Decides to scrap L-1011's (1041; 1074; 1078; 1081; 1082; 1084; & 1111), currently mothballed at Roswell, due to little or no interest from airplane buyers. L-1011-500 Tristar (1229, N163AT), completed its "d" check at GAMCO (GUL), Abu Dhabi and has returned to service.
March 2006: In an enhancement to ATA Airlines (AAT)s code-share agreement with Southwest Airlines (SWA), starting today, most ATA (AAT)-only operated markets will also be available for purchase through Southwest Airlines (SWA) reservations and southwest.com.
This will include ATA (AAT) flights out of New York-LaGuardia, Washington-Reagan, Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago Midway (excluding international flights). It will also include flights between cities in Hawaii (Honolulu, Maui and Hilo) and the mainland airports of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Oakland and Ontario, California.
As the first low-cost airlines to develop such unprecedented customer benefits, both Southwest (SWA) and ATA (AAT) are continuing to improve the codeshare that we launched in February 2005, said ATA (AAT) Chief Operating Officer, Subodh Karnik.
ATA Airlines (AAT) emerged from 16 months in bankruptcy protection Tuesday focused on "incrementally improving our operations [and] challenging ourselves to operate as efficiently as possible," according to President and CEO John Denison. Privately held ATA (AAT) will depend on a streamlined route network, military and commercial charter flights and its comprehensive codeshare agreement with Southwest Airlines (SWA), which was expanded yesterday yet again.
Meanwhile, in a further migration from the go-it-alone Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) business model it pioneered, Southwest (SWA) will begin selling tickets through its call centers or website for select ATA (AAT)-only flights that do not involve a Southwest (SWA) codeshare. ATA (AAT) city-pairs available through Southwest (SWA) are Chicago Midway to Washington National, New York LaGuardia (LGA) and Dallas/Fort Worth; Honolulu to Las Vegas, Los Angeles (LAX), Oakland, Phoenix and Ontario (California); Maui to LAX, Oakland and Phoenix; Houston Hobby - (LGA), and Oakland - Hilo.
Southwest (SWA) will offer members of its frequent-flier program credit for the ATA (AAT) flights. The offer began March 4. Travelers booking through ATA (AAT)'s website will be able to choose the loyalty program toward which they wish to apply their trip.
737-83N (30660), returned to (ILF) leased to SpiceJet (ROJ), 2 737-83N's (30679; 30673), returned to (ILF), leased to Okay Airways (OKA).
April 2006: ATA Airlines (AAT) launched twice-daily Houston Hobby - New York LaGuardia service aboard 737s. It is the only nonstop service offered between the airports. ATA Airlines (AAT) inaugurates nonstop service from Ontario California to Honolulu. The airline will operate a daily flight using a 737-800.
ATA Airlines (AAT) appointed John Kelly as VP, Maintenance and Engineering. He most recently was Managing Director, Line Maintenance operations at Northwest Airlines (NWA)'s Detroit hub.
ATA Airlines (AAT) operates scheduled and charter flights, subcharters and wetleasing of airplanes.
7,918 employees (including 1,110 Flight Crew (FC)).
(IATA) Code: TZ - 366. (ICAO) Code: AMT - AMTRAN.
Parent organization/shareholders: ATA Holdings (100%).
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Fort Myers; Honolulu; Kahului; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; New York; Orlando; Phoenix; San Francisco; & Washington.
International, Scheduled Destinations: Cancun; & Guadalajara.
May 2006: ATA Airlines (AAT) launched daily flights from Oakland to both Maui and Hilo and twice-daily services between Oakland and Honolulu. Flights will be operated with 737-800s and mark ATA (AAT)'s move from San Francisco to Oakland for its Bay Area operations. It also launched a daily Ontario, California - Honolulu flight aboard a 737-800. ATA (AAT) will add a 2nd nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu on May 25th. The flight will operate daily, except Tuesdays & Wednesdays. On July 17th, the airline will add a 5th daily nonstop flight from Chicago Midway to Dallas Fort Worth.
June 2006: ASIG, part of BBA Aviation Services Group, is providing ground handling and cabin cleaning services to ATA Airlines (AAT) at Los Angeles International Airport.
Lufthansa Technik (DLH) (LTK) will provide Total Component Maintenance (TCM) and Total Engine Support packages to ATA Airlines (AAT) for 10-year terms in what is its second largest deal with a USA carrier. The (TCM) agreement covers more than 3,200 part numbers on three 737-300s, 25 737-800s, 20 757-200s/-300s and four L-1011-500s. The power-by-the-hour contract also includes a sale and leaseback of ATA (AAT)'s existing inventory to (LTK). The exclusive engine deal is a power-by-the-hour agreement and covers (CFM56-7)s powering ATA (AAT)'s 737-800s. (LTK) also will provide access to spare engines. Value of the agreements was put at more than $100 million.
July 2006: USA airlines recorded an ontime arrival rate of 78.3% in May, down from 83.7% in the year-ago month, and 78.4% in April 2006. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the 20 reporting carriers cancelled 1.2% of domestic flights in May, higher than the 0.9% cancellation rate in the year-ago month and the 1.1% rate in April. Hawaiian Airlines (HWI) led the way in May with a 95% ontime arrival rate while ATA Airlines (AAT) reported the lowest rate at 66.1%. Frontier Airlines (FRO) cancelled just 0.1% of its May flights. American Eagle had the highest cancellation rate at 3.5%.
September 2006: ATA Airlines (AAT) assigned Gary Ellmer, formerly of American Eagle, as Senior VP Operations and General Manager Charter.
October 2006: ATA Airlines (AAT) named Subodh Karnik, as President & CEO, replacing John Denison, who continues as Chairman.
November 2006: ATA Airlines (AAT) is adding 3 new routes to Hawaii from June as follows:
Las Vegas to Kahului, starting June 15 with 757-200s daily;
Oakland to Kona, starting June 14 with 737-800s on Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays;
Oakland to Lihue, starting June 15 with 737-800s on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Sundays.
ATA (AAT) will increase the frequency on its Oakland to Honolulu route as follows:
Through March 4th: 12 flights a week (1 on Mondays & Tuesdays, 2 on other days);
From March 5th: 14 flights a week (2 daily);
From June 20th: 19 flights a week (2 on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 3 on other days).
All flights are operated with 737-800s.
December 2006: Bankrupt Northwest Airlines (NWA) said in a court filing, that it has agreed to sell nine DC-10-30s to ATA Airlines (AAT), a transaction (NWA) said would bring "relief," that will help it to reorganize and eventually emerge from Chapter 11 protection.
The carrier plans to retire all its DC-10s by the end of next month, and said it marketed the nine airplanes to "70 potential purchasers." ATA (AAT)'s offer, which was not revealed, "represents the best available transaction for the sale of the airplanes," it said in the filing.
(NWA) operated 24 DC-10-30s prior to entering bankruptcy, but said it will have just one left, after the sale to ATA (AAT) is cleared, and will remove all such airplanes from service no later than January 31. The agreement with ATA (AAT) calls for the DC-10s to be delivered beginning this month and continuing through February. Each of the nine will be sold with three engines, (NWA) said. Two additional spare engines also will be sold to ATA (AAT).
7 DC-10-30s (46580; 46581; 46582; 46583; 46912; 46915; & 47844), ex-Northwest Airlines (NWA). plus (47845; & 48282) dismantled for spares. Registrations N701TZ - N703TZ; N705TZ - N710TZ; & N712TZ have been reserved by ATA (AAT).
2 737-3ZO's (23449, N192AT; 23450, N193AT), deliveries, ex-(B-2520; & B-2521).
February 2007: Twenty-two additional carriers reportedly have joined AirTran Airways (CQT), Alaska Airlines (ASA), ATA Airlines (AAT), Frontier Airlines (FRO), Midwest Airlines (MWX), Southwest Airlines (SWA), and US Airways Group (AMW)/(USA) in filing a joint complaint with the USA Dept of Transportation (DOT) opposing new terminal charges at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which this week broke ground on a $723.5 million renovation of its Bradley International Terminal. (LAX) raised fees on February 1 to help pay for "much-needed airport improvements," operator Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) said in a statement in response to this month's original (DOT) filing by the initial seven carriers. "In recent years, (LAWA) has absorbed the increasing costs to maintain and operate its terminals and other facilities at (LAX) without passing these costs on to airline tenants," it said.
But the seven airlines "estimate the collective financial impact [of the new charges] over the next 15 to 20 years at more than >$1 billion, with a near-tripling of charges from $20 million to $56 million in the first year alone," they said in a joint statement. "(LAWA) is not a private commercial landlord," their (DOT) filing noted. "Rather, (LAWA) is a public utility with monopoly power over the airlines wishing to serve (LAX) . . . access to (LAX) on fair and nondiscriminatory terms is essential." (LAWA) responded that while the new charges "may not be well received by some airlines," its previous model for assessing rent "is outdated and does not reflect the current aviation environment."
March 2007: Starting May 11th, Chicago (MDW) - Oakland; and - Ontario, using 737s.
April 2007: Airline consolidation in the USA began on a smaller scale than the failed mega-merger between US Airways (AMW)/(USA) and Delta Air Lines (DAL), plus AirTran Airways (CQT)'s contentious pursuit of Midwest Air Group (MWX), as ATA Airlines (AAT) parent ATA Holdings bought out World Air Holdings (WAH), parent of World Airways (WLD) and North American Airlines (NNA), for $315 million in cash or $12.50 per share. The deal, expected to be completed in the third quarter, is subject to the approval of World (WLD)/(NNA) stockholders and USA authorities. It will bring together two companies that rely heavily on their charter businesses, operate similar fleets and maintain bases in Oakland. Meanwhile, ATA Holdings is changing its name to Global Aero Logistics (GAL), which it said "better reflects our company's diverse, worldwide operations." The three airlines will remain independent. (GAL) President & CEO, Subodh Karnik said the acquisition "provides the strength and corporate flexibility for each of these airlines to shape a high-growth future." (WAH) Chairman, Ronald Fogleman said the sale "is in the best interests of our shareholders," who will receive a 56% premium on the average closing price for the 30 trading days prior to (WAH)'s September formation of a committee "to explore strategic alternatives." ATA (AAT) operates commercial and military charters in addition to a limited scheduled service network focused on Oakland, Chicago Midway and Hawaii, that is buttressed heavily by a codeshare arrangement with Southwest Airlines (SWA). Its fleet of 29 airplanes comprises 12 737-800s, three 737-300s, six 757-200s, four 757-300s used for scheduled service and charters, plus a charter fleet of four L-1011s. It has four DC-10-30s that currently are in storage. It purchased seven DC-10-30s from Northwest Airlines (NWA) in December. World Airways (WLD) (MD-11s and DC-10-30s) and (NNA) (757-200ERs and 767-300ERs) operate a combined 17 airplanes. (NNA) flies limited long-haul scheduled flights from New York (JFK) and Baltimore/Washington International. World Airways (WLD)'s largest customer is the USA military.
Has 359 pilots (FC) on furlough.
June 2007: ATA Airlines (AAT) flew 350.6 million (RPM)s passenger traffic in May, a rise of +9.6% from the year-ago month. Capacity fell -5.7% to 397.3 million (ASM)s, raising load factor +12.3 points to 88.2% LF.
July 2007: The USA General Services Administration awarded one-year contracts worth a combined $2.02 billion to 14 domestic carriers effective October 1. Contracts cover federal travelers on official business and went to United Airlines (UAL) ($661.1 million), American Airlines (AAL) ($389.7 million), Delta Air Lines (DAL) ($370.5 million), US Airways (AMW)/(USA) ($314.7 million), Alaska Airlines (ASA) ($54.5 million), Northwest Airlines (NWA) ($35.8 million), AirTran Airways (CQT) ($36.5 million), Frontier Airlines (FRO) ($17.4 million), ExpressJet Airlines (Continental Airlines (CAL) subsidiary) ($8.8 million), Midwest Airlines (MWX) ($4.1 million), JetBlue Airways (JBL) ($2.9 million), Mesa Air Group ($2.5 million), ATA Airlines (AAT) ($756,486), and North American Airlines (NNA) ($223,205).
July 2007: ATA Airlines (AAT) flew 463.5 million scheduled (RPM)s passenger traffic in June, a +19.6% increase over the year-ago month. Capacity climbed +13.4% to 489.6 million (ASM)s, lifting load factor +5 points to 94.7% LF.
World Air Holdings (WAH), parent of World Airways (WLD) and North American Airlines (NNA), reported a net loss of -$2.3 million for 2006, down from net income of +$31.6 million the prior year, on a +4.9% rise in revenue to $825.7 million. (WAH) blamed the result on a -17% reduction in USA military revenue and a +21% increase in maintenance costs at World (WLD), as well as a fine imposed by the USA military in the second quarter for "not achieving minimum performance standards." The company has reached an agreement to be acquired by ATA Airlines (AAT) parent, Global Aero Logistics for $315 million in cash in a deal expected to close in the third quarter.
Full-year expenses increased +13.1% to $826.4 million and operating loss was -$780 million, a significant reversal from income of +$56.6 million in the prior year. Fourth-quarter net loss was -$3.8 million, reversed from net income of +$10.8 million in the year-ago quarter, on a -15.6% drop in revenue to $201.3 million.
World Air Holdings (WAH), parent of World Airways (WLD) and North American Airlines (NNA), said it expects its first-quarter revenue to be in the range of $220 to $225 million, +2% to +4% higher than the year-ago quarter, and +10% to +12% higher than 2006 fourth-quarter revenue of $201.3 million. "Increased scheduled service revenue at North American (NNA) due to maturing African routes, contributed to the improvement versus first quarter 2006," (WAH) said, adding that World (WLD)'s military revenue also rebounded following last year's falloff.
The company has reached an agreement to be acquired by ATA Airlines (AAT) parent, Global Aero Logistics for $315 million in cash in a deal expected to close in the third quarter. (WAH) said that two independent proxy advisory services, Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis & Co, recommended that shareholders vote to approve the merger at a July 18 meeting.
August 2007: World Airways (WLD) and North American Airlines (NNA) parent World Air Holdings (WAH), reported earnings results for the first quarter revealing net income of +$518,000 for the three months ended March 31, a -85.4% drop from net income of +$3.5 million in the 2006 first quarter. World (WLD) said reporting was in accordance with its legal requirements under the terms of its merger agreement with ATA Airlines (AAT) parent Global Aero Logistics (GAL). (WAH) shareholders last month approved the company's takeover by (GAL) in a deal expected to close by the end of the current quarter. First-quarter revenue increased +3.1% to $222.9 million as expenses fell -7.4% to $222 million, producing operating income of +$830,000, a -91.2% decline from +$9.4 million in the prior-year period.
Later, ATA Airlines (AAT) parent, Global Aero Logistics (GAL) completed its acquisition of World Air Holdings (WAH), parent of World Airways (WLD) and North American Airlines (NNA). (GAL) paid $12.50 per share in cash, valuing (WAH) at $315 million. The new entity will have a combined workforce of more than >4,500 and a fleet of 56 airplanes. Combined 2006 revenue was $1.6 billion. (WAH) stock no longer will trade.
November 2007: 1st 6 months = 4.63 billion (RPK)s (+5.02%); (+.07%) (ASK)s; 72.6% LF (+3.4%); 2.77 million (FTK)s (+13.27%); 1.39 million passengers (-4.26%).
December 2007: ATA Airlines (AAT) has 316 pilots (FC) on furlough.
January 2008: ATA Airlines (AAT) flew 397.4 million scheduled (RPM)s passenger traffic in December, up +8.7% from the year-ago month. Capacity rose +4.4% to 482.9 million (ASM)s, lifting load factor +3.2 points to 82.3% LF.
2007 statistics: 7.39 billion (RPK)s passenger traffic +9.2%; -.2% capacity (ASK)s; +7.4 load factor for 85.8% LF. SEE ATTACHED COMPARISON CHART TO SELECTED OPERATORS - "AAT-2007-STATS" AND DOT FIGURES - - "AAT-2007-STATS-A."
Airbus (EDS) said MatlinPatterson Global Advisers placed an order for six A330-200F freighters for placement with companies in its portfolio such as Varig Logistica (VLO) and Global Aero Logistics (holding company of ATA Airlines (AAT), World Airways (WLD), and North American Airlines (NNA)). Airbus (EDS) now has sold 72 A330-200Fs to eight customers.
February 2008: For an excellent description of how ATA Airlines (AAT) now comes under parent, Global Aero Logistics (GAL) - SEE ATTACHED ARTICLE FROM http://www.airwaysmag.com - AAT-GLOBAL AERO LOGISTICS (GAL)-A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H.
3 DC-10-30s (47844; 47845; 48282), transferred to World Airways (WLD). L-1011-385-3 (293A-1220), WFU at Victorville.
March 2008: ATA Airlines (AAT) said that it will discontinue service at Chicago Midway, where it has operated since 1992. On April 14, it will cease its flights to Oakland and Dallas/Fort Worth, and on June 7 it will end service to Cancun and Guadalajara. Chief Commercial & Planning Officer, Rob Binns said, "This was a difficult decision, but the high cost of fuel has made it economically unfeasible to continue our low-fare service at Midway." He added that airplanes used on the routes will be redeployed to more profitable charter operations.
Global Aero Logistics, parent of ATA Airlines (AAT), North American Airlines (NNA), and World Airways (WLD), named Chairman John Denison as interim President & CEO, following the resignation of Subodh Karnik. A search for a permanent replacement is underway.
April 2008: ATA Airlines (AAT) canceled all flights after filing for bankruptcy as it posted advisories at ticket counters in the handful of cities it still served and sought help for stranded travelers. The Indianapolis-based airline, once the nation's 10th-largest, entered bankruptcy for the second time in just over three years, this time citing the loss of a key military charter business. The airline had approximately 50 flights per day, mostly between Hawaii and four west coast cities: Oakland, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas, said company spokesman Michael Freitag. ATA (AAT) said it has been in contact with other airlines that may be able to assist with travelers holding tickets, that the airline can no longer honor.
On its Web site, the airline apologized for the disruption and suggested that customers seek alternative travel arrangements.
The company had over 2,200 employees, Freitag said. "Virtually all of ATA (AAT)'s employees are being notified that their positions are eliminated," Freitag said.
The carrier retrenched in 2006 after emerging from bankruptcy, focusing on destinations in the Southwest and an increase in military charter business. But like other airlines, it has struggled in a foundering economy and has been unable to offset soaring fuel prices.
Fuel is one of the industry's top costs and has pushed some carriers into merger talks. Major airlines, to offset record fuel prices, have slashed amenities that were once free and added fees for second bags, traveling with pets and booking tickets by phone. United Airlines (UAL) said new luggage fees it has imposed on travelers will generate more than >$100 million annually.
ATA (AAT) came out of bankruptcy with several other carriers two years ago, and it became the second to declare bankruptcy in just the past two weeks, both with operations in Hawaii. Aloha Airlines (ALO) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, a little more than two years after emerging from bankruptcy. A third, Bloomington, Minnesota-based charter carrier, Champion Air (GRD), announced that it will stop flying on May 31.
ATA (AAT) announced last month that it would leave Chicago's Midway Airport, which it had used as a hub since 1992.
The CEO at ATA (AAT)'s parent company resigned two weeks ago. Subodh Karnik, who had been CEO at ATA (AAT), stepped down after heavy pressure from a major investment firm to turn the airline around.
"We deeply regret the disruption and hardship caused by the sudden shutdown of ATA (AAT), an outcome we and our employees had worked very hard and made many sacrifices to avoid," COO, Doug Yakola said. "Unfortunately, the cancellation of a critical agreement for our military charter business undermined ATA (AAT)'s plan to address the current conditions facing all scheduled service airlines, including the tremendous spike in the price of jet fuel in recent months. As a result, it became impossible for ATA (AAT) to continue operating."
The airline had a nearly two-decade working arrangement with FedEx (FED) that offered a share of airlift contracted by the Dept of Defense Air Mobility Command (AMC) to provide transport of military personnel and their families. ATA (AAT) claimed it was notified that its arrangement with FedEx (FED) would be terminated in a decision it described as "abrupt and unexpected." A FedEx (FED) spokesperson said that ATA (AAT) was notified in January, that it "would not be included in the contract or team arrangement for the Air Mobility Command" after the current contract expires in September. "We have no contractual obligation beyond that point," the spokesperson said. It was unclear whether ATA (AAT) would continue to provide any (AMC) service through the end of the contract.
Southwest Airlines (SWA), which had operated a limited code share with ATA (AAT) since 2005, said it would accommodate all passengers who purchased tickets from (SWA), but were scheduled to fly ATA (AAT). Under the partnership, both airlines were able to exchange passengers and their checked baggage at Chicago Midway, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. "ATA Airlines (AAT) has been an outstanding partner for (SWA), and we are disappointed to hear this unfortunate news," (SWA) CEO, Gary Kelly said. "We are sad to end our code share relationship with (AAT), but understand it's extremely difficult for an airline to flourish in today's arduous financial environment." Last year, (AAT) became a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics, which also owns World Airways (WLD) Holdings and North American Airlines (NNA).
July 2008: Babcock & Brown (BBB) leased and delivered two former ATA Airlines (AAT) 757-200s to Ethiopian Airlines (ETH). The lease agreements are five years each. B&B (BBB) said it is "in discussions with several parties" regarding two additional former ATA (AAT) airplanes.
October 2008: The City of Chicago picked a consortium led by Vancouver Airport Services (YVRAS) to operate Midway Airport (MDW) under a 99-year lease. The group's $2.5 billion bid was the highest offer for (MDW), the first large USA commercial airport to be privatized under an (FAA) pilot program. Other members of the winning consortium are Citi Infrastructure Investors and John Hancock Life Insurance Company. It is the first USA contract for (YVRAS), which operates 18 airports in seven countries. The deal must be approved by the Chicago city council, the (FAA) and the (TSA). The council is expected to consider it later this month. Assuming the approvals are secured, the new Midway Investment and Development Corporation will take over operation of the airport sometime next year. (YVRAS) has promised to develop the airport further, but the spokesperson revealed that no specific development plans have been formulated. (MDW) opened a new terminal in 2001, and its 1-sq-mi airfield is surrounded by residential and commercial buildings. The city can use proceeds from the lease for other public facilities such as libraries, schools, museums, and police stations, and may earmark up to half the income for its public pension funds.
October 2010: Defunct ATA Airlines (AAT) won a $66 million USA federal court judgment against FedEx (FED), blamed by (AAT) in 2008 for pushing it out of business. (AAT) ceased operations more than 2.5 years ago after a USA military transport contract managed by FedEx (FED) was terminated.
(AAT), which launched operations in 1973, had a nearly two-decade working arrangement with FedEx (FED) that gave it a share of airlift contracted by the Department of Defense Air Mobility Command to provide transport of military personnel and their families. (AAT) claimed in its lawsuit, filed after its demise in 2008, that (FED)'s notification of the contract termination was "abrupt and unexpected" and left (AAT) with no choice but to shut down. A federal jury sided with that version of events, ordering (FED) to pay damages to (AAT)'s creditors for lost profits in 2008 and 2009.
"The jury found that we had a three-year contract and deserved an opportunity to perform on that contract," (AAT) attorney, John Hoover told "The Indianapolis Star." Hoover added that the legal victory would not revive (AAT), with most of the money likely going to creditors including JP Morgan Chase. (FED) said it is exploring its options. It could appeal the ruling.
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0 727-200 (JT8D) (-290: 1439-21511, /79, N775AT), EX-(ASA), (GAX) LSD 1993-11, ALL 8 RETIRED BY 2001-11.
0 727-200 ADV (JT8D-17A HK), EX-(USA), 1 LST (MLT) 2000-06 TO 2006-09. MAINT BY AEROSORP, FL. ALL 16 RETIRED BY 2001-11. 21691 WFU VICTORVILLE 2001-09. 6 TO ACT AS SPARES. 21692 TO (DHL) 2005-03 AFTER CONV TO F.
0 727-214 (JT8D) (1533-21958, N788AT), RTS 2001-12. RTND.
0 737-200A (JT8D-15 HK), (TCI) LSD. RTND.
2 737-3ZO (CFM56-3) (1184-23449, N192AT; 1196-23450, N193AT), 2006-12.
0 737-322 (CFM56-3) (1875-24663, /90 N401TZ), EX-(UAL), (TCI) LSD 2005-06. RTND 2007-10, LST (WEB). 139Y.
1 737-322 (CFM56-3) (1877-24664, /90 N403TZ; 1893-24667, /90 N402TZ), EX-(UAL), Q AVIATION LSD 2005-08. 24664; RTND 2007-09; 139Y.
00 737-83N (CFM56-7B27) (875-32576, /01 N302TZ) (32348, 2001-09), (GEF) LSD. 16 WET-LST (CQT) 2004-11. 32577; RTND, LST (JPL) 2005-02. 28648; 28653; 32348; 32576; RTND, LST (GOT) 2005-03. 32615; 32616; RTND (GEF) 2005-09. 32612; 32882; 32884; RTND (GEF) 2005-12. WINGLETS. 175Y.
12 737-83N (CFM56-7B27) (847-28239, /01 N301TZ "AMERICAN DREAM;" 1330-30660, /03 N331TZ; 1500-30673, N333TZ, 5/04; 1898-30675, /01 N304TZ; 1404-30679, N332TZ) (ILF) LSD. 30660; RTND, LST (ROJ); 30673; 30679; RTND, LST (OKA) 2006-03. WITH WINGLETS. 175Y.
6 757-2Q8ER (RB211-535E4), (ILF) LSD.
0 757-23N (RB211-535E4) (27972, /96 N516AT), (GRB) LSD 2005-06. RTND 2006-02. 216Y.
0 757-23N (RB211-535E4) (814-27976, /98 N520AT; 843-29330, /98 N522AT; 888-30232, /99 N523AT; 895-30233, /99 N524AT; 930-30548, /00 N525AT; 931-30735, /00 N526AT). 27598; 30232; 30233; 30735; TO (ARO) 2005-04, LST (MOV) 2006-03. 27976; IMPOUNDED BY (BFG) 2005-02. 30548; 30886; 30887; ST (ERA) 2005-05. 216Y.
0 757-28A (RB211-535E4) (974-32449, /01 N513AT), (GEF) LSD 2002-01, RTND, LST (HMY) 2005-07. 218Y.
4 757-33N (RB211-535E4C) (972-32854, /01 N550TZ; 978-32586, /01 N552TZ; 1031-33525, /03 N560TZ; 1032-33526, /03 N561TZ; 972-32584, /01 N550TZ; 1003-32589, /02 N555TZ; 1017-32590, /02 N556TZ; 1007-32591, /02 N557TZ; 1008-32592, /02 N558TZ; 1018-32593, /02 N559TZ), ALL RTND (TBC), LST (CAL). 32591; 32592; RTND 2006-01. LST (CAL). 244Y.
0 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (183-46580, /74 N701TZ, 2006-12; 184-46581, /75 N702TZ, 2007-01; 187-46582, /75 N706TZ; 292-46583, /80 N704TZ, 2006-02; 188-46912, /74 N703TZ; 199-46915, /75 N705TZ; 336-47844, /80 N708TZ; 356-47845, /81 N709TZ; 355-48282, /81 N710TZ), 47845; & 48282; PARTED OUT, ALL EX-(NWA). 47844; 47845; 48282; XFRD TO (WLD) 2008-02. 26C, 247Y.
0 L-1011-50 (RB211-22B) (193C-1052, N185AT; & N187AT). 1041 WFU VICTORVILLE 2001-10 & SCRAPPED 2006-03. 1217 WFU ROSWELL 2002-11. 1052 BROKEN UP AT VICTORVILLE. 362Y.
0 L-1011-100 (RB211-22B) (1073; 1111, /75 N198AT), (POL) LSD, 1 EX-(ACN), 1111 SCRAPPED 2006-02. 362Y.
0 L-1011-385-3 (RB211-524B4) (293A-1219, N161AT; 293A-1220, N162AT; 293A-1230, /82 N194AT), 1999-02, 1230; WFU AT INDIANAPOLIS 2006-02 & ST AVTEC USA 2006-06, LST (BUR) 4/07. 1219 WFU AT ROSWELL 2007-06. 1220; WFU AT VICTORVILLE 2008-02. 307Y.
4 L-1011-500 (RB211-524B4) (1217, /81 N160AT; 293A-1229 /82 N163AT; 293A-1238, /82 N164AT), EX-(RJA). 1229 HAD "D" MAINTENANCE CHECK AT GAMCO (GUL) IN 2006-02. 307Y.
0 L-1011-500 (RB211-524B4) (1183, N165AT, 2000-06), EX-(NOO). 1183 BROKEN UP AT VICTORVILLE.
1 BEECH 1900D (UE-173, N173YV), MESA LSD 2005-10.
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GEORGE MIKELSONS, FOUNDER & NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN (OWNS 75%, LATVIAN, PILOT), RETIRED 2005-08.
JOHN DENISON, CHAIRMAN, (2006-10), EX-(SWA), INTERIM PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (2008-03).
John Denison, Chairman, of New ATA Holdings Inc (to later become Global Aero Logistics), joined the Company as Co-Chief Restructuring Officer in January of 2005. He was appointed President & CEO of ATA Airlines, Inc (AAT) on February 22, 2005 and assumed the title of Chairman in January of 2006. An accomplished aviation executive with more than 15 years of senior management experience, Denison's expertise lies in his ability to inspire a spirit of inexhaustible teamwork among employees and provide leading consult to companies seeking to overcome challenging financial environments.
Denison joined ATA (AAT) after a three-year period of retirement from Southwest Airlines (SWA), where his responsibilities included serving as Executive Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). While at Southwest (SWA), he distinguished himself with a people-focused management style and forthright approach to airline administration.
Prior to joining Southwest (SWA) in 1986, Denison served for six years in various corporate finance roles at the (LTV) Corporation also in Dallas, Texas. Among other responsibilities, he assisted in the financial restructuring of the conglomerate that held interests in aerospace defense, steel and energy.
Denison's leadership in restructuring efforts for struggling companies dates back to the 1970s. He spent his early career in the Detroit area with more than a decade at the Chrysler Corporation. As Manager of Corporate Finance, Denison played a role in the restructuring of the automaker and was part of a team for obtaining the government assistance that ultimately saved the company.
A native of Highland Park, Michigan, Denison suggests that his upbringing by parents who survived the Great Depression at least partly explains the value he places on hard work and frugality, as well as the value he places on each individual's contribution to the well-being of the team. A graduate of Troy High School in Troy, Michigan, he earned a bachelor of arts in economics at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Denison continued his graduate education at Wayne State University, where he earned a master of business administration in finance.
Denison served on the executive committee of the board of directors for the (ARC) of Dallas, a non-profit organization working to improve the quality of life for people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. An avid golfer, he and his wife Kathy raised their three grown children in Dallas, Texas, where they still call home. The Denisons have three grandchildren, including twins born in 2005.
SUBODH KARNIK, PRESIDENT & CEO, AND CHAIRMAN GLOBAL AERO LOGISTICS (GAL), EX-(DAL)/(CAL)/(MCR)/(NWA) (10/06), RESIGNED 3/08.
Subodh Karnik joined ATA (AAT) in May 2005 as Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In January 2006, he was promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Karnik has direct responsibility for all Operations, Marketing, and Finance functions.
Karnik has 15 years of airline experience that includes serving in a wide range of leadership roles at three major carriers. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Marketing Planning at Delta Air Lines (DAL). Before joining Delta (DAL) in 1999, Karnik worked as Staff Vice President of International Finance at Continental Airlines (CAL) and CFO of subsidiary Continental Micronesia (MCR). He moved to Continental (CAL) from Northwest Airlines (NWA), where Karnik maintained responsibilities in Alliances, International Sales, Revenue Management & Strategic Planning. Prior to entering the airline industry, Karnik held internal and external consultant roles with Ernst & Young and Unilever India. A native of Mumbai, India, he is a graduate of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
GILBERT VIETS, EXECUTIVE VP (2004-06), CHIEF RESTRUCTURING OFFICER (2004-10).
BILL MCKNIGHT, EXECUTIVE VP MARKETING & SALES.
DOUG YAKOLA, SENIOR VP,, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO) & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO), EX-(NWA) (2006-01).
Doug Yakola joined ATA (AAT) in 2003 as Vice President, Station Operations & Cargo. In 2005, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Customers & Ground operations. In January 2006, Yakola was promoted to Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In addition to his Finance and Accounting responsibilities, Yakola is responsible for Strategic Sourcing, Information Technology, & Real Estate.
Prior to joining ATA (AAT), Yakola spent eighteen years at Northwest Airlines (NWA). His experience with Northwest included responsibility for the Passenger Service operation at Northwest's largest hub (Detroit), overseeing luggage handling worldwide, and corporate audit functions.
Yakola holds a master of business administration from the Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University, and a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Central Florida.
ROB BINNS, CHIEF COMMERCIAL & PLANNING OFFICER (CCO).
JOHN HAPP, SENIOR VP MARKETING & SALES.
GARY ELLMER, SENIOR VP OPERATIONS & GENERAL MANAGER CHARTER, EX-AMERICAN EAGLE (2006-09).
CAPTAIN JOHN GRABER, SENIOR VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS & GENERAL MANAGER MILITARY/CHARTER, EX-(PAA) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Captain John Graber joined ATA (AAT) in 1993 as a First Officer. He has held numerous positions at the carrier, from Crew Resource Management and Ground School Instructor to Director of Flight Standards & Training. Graber was promoted to Senior Vice President, Flight Operations & Maintenance in January 2005. In January 2006, Graber was promoted to General Manager Military/Charter & Senior Vice President, Operations.
Prior to joining ATA (AAT), Graber spent time flying for Pan Am (PAA) Express in Europe, TW Express Airlines, Inc, and the US Army. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star and two Air Medals with V device for exemplary service in Operation Desert Storm.
Graber holds a master of business administration, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, and a bachelor of arts from Edison State College. He serves on the board for the National Air Carrier Association; the senior advisory committee of the Air Transport Association; and as Chairman of the Air Transport Association (ATA)'s National Crew Resource Management Conference. Graber is also a member of the advisory board to the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis.
CAPTAIN DAVE LINDSKOOG, CHIEF PILOT (email@example.com).
ED DUCHNOWSKI, VP SAFETY (firstname.lastname@example.org).
RANDY MARLAR, SENIOR VP STRATEGIC SOURCING & PROCESS IMPROVEMENT (INDMMTZ), (email@example.com) (2003-05).
RICHARD MEYER, SENIOR VP EMPLOYEE RELATIONS.
Richard Meyer joined ATA (AAT) in 1989 as Vice President of Human Resources and continued in that role until 2001, when he was named Vice President of Labor Relations. In 2004, Meyer was promoted to Senior Vice President of Employee Relations with responsibility for both Labor Relations & Human Resources.
Prior to joining ATA (AAT), Meyer was a partner in an Indianapolis-based Human Resources (HR) firm providing (HR) consulting services to small- and medium-sized entrepreneurial companies. From 1972 to 1985, he worked in a variety of human resource positions with Cummins Engine Company at its Columbus, Indiana headquarters. Meyer is a graduate of Ball State University.
BRIAN HUNT, SENIOR VP & GENERAL COUNSEL.
Brian Hunt joined ATA (AAT) in September of 1990 and has served as the Company's Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. He is also the Company's Chief Compliance Officer. Hunt was promoted to Senior Vice President & General Counsel in January 2005. In this role, he provides legal consultation for all areas of the Company's operations, including customer relations, human resources, labor relations, safety and DOT (Department of Transportation) compliance.
Prior to joining ATA (AAT), Hunt spent six years practicing law with Indianapolis-based firms. A graduate of the University of Dayton, he received his law degree from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis. Hunt has been active in numerous civic organizations, including serving on the board of directors of the Catholic Youth Organization.
JOSEPH LOEW, SENIOR VP SCHEDULED SERVICE, EX-(AMW)/(NWA)/(CDI) (2006-03).
Josef Loew joined ATA (AAT) in March 2006 as Senior Vice President Scheduled Service. In this role, Loew holds direct responsibility for the Company's Marketing & Market Planning functions as well as Inflight, Station Operations, Cargo, & Corporate Communications.
Loew's expertise in the airline industry is founded in a more than 14-year career involving carriers in the United States and Canada. He served as Vice President Revenue Management at America West Airlines (AMW) and held various other roles at Northwest Airlines (NWA) and Canadian Airlines (CDI). Loew has held worldwide responsibilities in the areas of Revenue Management, Pricing, Corporate Strategy, Scheduling & Distribution, plus Marketing & Finance. Among his accomplishments, Loew helped to develop priceline.com's entry strategy that launched its European Air Travel Product.
Prior to joining ATA (AAT), Loew served as Head of Product at SITA INC Canada Inc, driving the development and marketing of the company's highly successful Airline Pricing and Fares Management business unit. He holds a bachelor of science in Applied Physics from Fachhochschule Munich, and a master of business administration in finance from the University of Calgary.
JOHN KELLY, VP MAINTENANCE AND ENGINEERING, EX-(NWA), (2006-04).
SEAN FRICK, VP STRATEGIC PLANNING & CHIEF RESTRUCTURING OFFICER.
Sean Frick joined ATA (AAT) in 1997 and has served the airline in various capacities, including as Vice President of Strategic Planning. In January 2005, Frick was appointed Chief Restructuring Officer and in this position, played a key role in guiding the Company's successful restructuring efforts through Chapter 11 reorganization. In late February 2006, Frick assumed his current role as Vice President Corporate Finance. Frick oversees ATA (AAT)'s Financial Planning, Cash Forecasting, Financial Analysis & Fuel Procurement.
Frick has served in several civic roles, including holding elected office on the Indianapolis City-County Council, where he chaired the Economic Development Committee. He holds a bachelor of science in business from Indiana University.
RICK BARNETT, VP STRATEGIC SOURCING.
CHET FULLER, VP OPERATIONS PRODUCTIVITY & ANALYSIS (2002-03).
GLEN BAKER, VP & CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (CIO).
Glen Baker joined ATA (AAT) in 1982. He has maintained various information management responsibilities at the carrier, including most recently as Vice President Information Services. Baker was appointed to his current position as Vice President & Chief Information Officer in January 2005. In this role, he is responsible for all Information Technology (IT) at ATA (AAT). His experience has spanned all aspects of Information Technology, including Technology Strategy, Process Improvement, Technical Operations, Voice & Data Communications, E-business, (ERP) Systems, Systems Development & Project Management.
Prior to joining ATA (AAT), Baker was a software developer with Anacomp, Inc, an Indianapolis-based consulting and services company. He serves on (SBC)'s global board of advisors and holds a bachelor of science from Franklin College in Indiana.
RICK LARSEN, VP ADVERTISING & SALES.
BILL O'DONNELL, VP HUMAN RESOURCES (HR).
RICHARD MEYER, VP LABOR RELATIONS.
DONALD MOONJIAN, VP MARKETING.
CHARLES CLEAVER, VP AND TREASURER.
MS WISTY MALONE, VP & CONTROLLER (2003-03).
Wisty Malone joined ATA (AAT) in 1995 and has served as the carrier's Vice President & Controller since 2003. Her experience includes more than >10 years maintaining responsibilities in Accounting, Budgeting & Financial Reporting in the aviation industry. In January 2005, Malone assumed additional responsibilities as ATA (AAT)'s Treasurer. In this role, she is responsible for the Company's banking and insurance relationships, as well as overseeing the Company's cash management.
Prior to joining ATA (AAT), Malone spent eight years with the accounting firm (KPMG). While at (KPMG), she held several management positions in the firm's auditing and consulting practices. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Malone received her accounting degree from Indiana University.
STAN HULA, VP PLANNING.
DAVID KLINE, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING (INDMMTZ) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
GEOFF PRENDERGAST, DIRECTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) (1999-01) (email@example.com).
DAVE BASELEY, DIRECTOR BASE MAINTENANCE (firstname.lastname@example.org).
JOHN WITHNER, DIRECTOR LINE MAINTENANCE (email@example.com).
JIM SCANDLIN, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS & RELIABILITY (1999-01) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BILL JARROTT, DIRECTOR SAFETY (email@example.com).
TOM WERKING, DIRECTOR MX OPERATIONS CENTER (firstname.lastname@example.org).
RICK BARNETT, DIRECTOR PURCHASING.
MIKE COBB, MAINTENANCE ACCOUNTING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR.
CAPTAIN DON WHITCOMB, 737 FLEET MANAGER (email@example.com).
CAPTAIN KEVIN THOMAS, 737 FLEET STANDARDS CAPTAIN (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CAPTAIN RODNEY ENNIS, 757 FLEET MANAGER (email@example.com).
CAPTAIN DOUG MCGOWAN, 757 FLEET STANDARDS CAPTAIN (firstname.lastname@example.org).
RON REEVES, MANAGER MAINTENANCE CONTROL (1996-07).
MIKE CLEARY, MANAGER MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE/PRODUCTION PLANNING (email@example.com).
J D WAMPLER, MANAGER, AVIONICS/SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ENGIN GUCLU, MANAGER STRUCTURES & INTERIORS ENGINEERING (1997-12) (email@example.com).
JIM SMITH, MANAGER POWERPLANT ENGINEERING (firstname.lastname@example.org).
RANDY BUEL, MANAGER ENGINE SHOP (1997-09).
STEVE GENCO, MAINTENANCE PROJECT MANAGER.
DAVE KLINE, QUALITY CONTROL (QC) MANAGER & CHIEF INSPECTOR.