ATA Ceases Operations

Via Joe Sharkey, ATA has ceased operations.

I’m fortunate never to have had to fly the airline. And they withdrew from my home market some months back anyway. But the disruption is never helpful.

I pass this along only because it may be important for some readers, one person emailed me that they only learned about Aloha’s demise from this site and they had travel booked in three weeks. Fortunately new intra-island fares remain not all that expensive, and they were able to purchase new ticket…

Good luck to all those booked on ATA, and may the carrier rest in peace.

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  1. ATA sucked the big one, anyways, so we’re not missing much here. It does highlight the uncertainty with the airline industry, though, and makes me much more eager to use my frequent flyer miles before one of the big names decides to call it quits.

  2. Uh oh – Skybus shut down. That’s the third crappy airline to shut down this week. This right after they were announcing all of their exciting “new routes”.

    What’s next?

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