Would you miss ATA?

April 3, 2008
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Barring a small miracle, ATA Airlines is dead, now that itâ??s lost a major military contract.

The carrier was headquartered in Indianapolis until it moved to the Atlanta area late last year.

How big a blow would ATAâ??s demise be to Indianapolis?
  • well, atleast it isn't Lilly.
  • Well, since they already moved their headquarters to Atlanta, and more than half of their employees work elsewhere, I'd say any blow has already been dealt.
  • Whats wrong with this picture? ATA goes under and all its employees are fired while it's parent company all its affiliates live on in a headquarters in Atlanta GA.
  • Norm, do you know who got the contract? Was it a foreign company?
  • Linda, ATA didn't say who got the contract.
  • Here is the update: FED EX cancelled ATA's contract to carry military personnel.

  • I used to be a travel agent, pre 911. I booked alot of ATA flghts and traveled alot too. I think it's sad that yet another company that started here is now gone forever. It's a shame they couldn't get the money they needed. I feel badly for all the now unemployed.
  • I don't know why we'd miss ATA at this point. They've been a nonentity with respect to Indianapolis for quite some time.
  • ATA had a good run for 35 years and they were a Great Airline thanks to their Founder and Employess.
  • Northwest got the FEDEX contract.

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