ATA Takes Flight, Months Early

April 3, 2008

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ATA's friendly signage remained at Midway Airport, even though its customer service desk and waiting lines were empty. Photo by Shawn Allee.
ATA Airlines was scheduled to pull out of Chicago's Midway Airport in June, but that timetable got moved up unexpectedly. Last night, ATA filed for bankruptcy and suspended all service. Morning passengers headed to Mexico, Oakland and Dallas were taken aback.