ATA Adds More Daily Flights Between Chicago-Midway and Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Amtran, Inc., the parent company of ATA (American Trans Air, Inc.), and Chicago Express Airlines (operating as the ATA Connection), announced today increased service between Chicago and Indianapolis. Beginning November 9, 2000, ATA Connection will offer three additional round-trip flights per day between Chicago's convenient Midway Airport and Indianapolis, permitting customers to choose from nine daily round-trip flights, rather than the present six. One additional round trip per day will also be added between Midway and Dayton on November 9, 2000.

``We wanted to give the Indianapolis community better access to all of our flights out of Chicago,'' said ATA's Vice President of Marketing, Rick Larsen. ``With nine flights available throughout the day, they'll be able to connect to virtually any destination in our route system through Midway.''

On all of the new ATA Connection flights, passengers will enjoy the comfort of larger Saab 340 prop-jet aircraft. The ATA Connection recently replaced all of its 19-passenger planes with the 34-passenger aircraft, offering leather seating and flight attendant service.