WASHINGTON -- ATA,
which is pulling out of Chicago (Midway) and focusing its scheduled
service efforts in Indianapolis, said it will expand its service in
Indianapolis Jan. 11 by adding five nonstop markets using 34-seat
The new markets will
be Evansville, Fort Wayne and South Bend in Indiana; Dayton, Ohio;
said it will add five daily nonstop markets from Chicago (Midway)
Jan. 11, independent of the airlines conditional deal to take over
ATAs gates and operations at Midway. Currently, AirTran flies only
to its Atlanta hub from Midway, with eight daily
AirTrans new service
will add Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Sarasota/Bradenton
and Tampa, all in Florida.
million deal with ATA, under which it would assume operation of
ATAs 14 gates at Midway, is still subject to approval by the city
of Chicago and the bankruptcy court handling ATAs Chapter 11
Chicago, which owns
the gates, has told the court it expects to be given the final say
on who gets to use them, and will require any airline using the
gates to meet a minimum usage requirement of 1,000 scheduled
departing seats per day, per gate.
the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Andrew Compart
at [email protected].