ATA Announces Non-Stop Service Between Washington, D.C. and Chicago-Midway;

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ATA (American Trans Air, Inc.) is pleased to announce it will offer non-stop, Boeing 757 service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Chicago's convenient Midway Airport, beginning April 3, 2000.

"We are excited about adding Washington, D.C. to our growing schedule," said John Tague, ATA's President and CEO. "Introducing service to Reagan National has been one of our primary, long-held objectives. This important addition to our schedule is a critical one and will contribute to continued successful development of our Midway hub operations."

Initially, ATA will offer the convenience of two daily non-stop flights to Chicago-Midway. Through Midway, travelers will be able to continue on to other cities in the ATA system, including direct, same-plane service to Los Angeles and San Francisco. ATA is working towards an expansion of the schedule to include a third daily round trip flight in the very near future.

"For more than 26 years, ATA has built a reputation of providing the best value for business and vacation travelers. Now, passengers in the Washington, D.C. area will have access to ATA's everyday low fares and the only non-stop service to Chicago's close-in Midway Airport from Reagan National," said Rick Larsen, ATA's Vice President of Marketing. "The downtown convenience of both airports will be a significant benefit to travelers in both cities."