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ATA Airlines

Discount airline.

Headquarters:
7337 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46231
Employees: 1,000
CEO: Subodh Karnik
Privately held

Website: http://www.ata.com

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ATA Airlines offers service with its codesharing partner Southwest Airlines in 60 markets across the U.S.

ATA Airlines operates nonstop service from Chicago-Midway to: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX; Oakland, CA; Guadalajara and Cancun, Mexico.

ATA Airlines also operates significant nonstop service to Hawaii from:
- Nonstop from Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Oakland, CA; Phoenix, AZ to Honolulu.
- Nonstop from Los Angeles, CA; Oakland, CA; Phoenix, AZ to Maui.
- Nonstop from Oakland, CA to Hilo.
- Nonstop from Oakland, CA to Kona.
- Nonstop from Oakland, CA to Lihue.
- Nonstop from Las Vegas, NV to Maui.

ATA operates Boeing 737-800s, Boeing 757-200s, Boeing 757-300s, DC10s and Lockheed L-1011s.

ATA provides worldwide charter service to more than 250 airports for customers that include the U.S. Military, tour operators, government agencies, sports organizations, incentive groups and corporate clients.

ATA Airlines, Inc. is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Aero Logistics Inc., whose other indirect subsidiaries include North American Airlines, Inc. and World Airways, Inc.

History

1973 - Founded in Indianapolis by George Mikelsons
1981 - Air carrier status approved
1986 - Scheduled passenger service begins
1992 - Scheduled service hub opens at Chicago-Midway
1999 - Surpassed $1 billion in annual revenue
2000 - Achieved "Major Carrier" status
2001 - ATA begins re-fleeting process and scheduled service from Chicago-Midway to international destinations
2002 - ATA begins operation from its new gates at Chicago-Midway's "A" concourse
2003 - ATA announces company name change from American Trans Air, Inc. to ATA Airlines, Inc.
2005 - First-ever codeshare agreement with Southwest Airlines
2006 - ATA announces significant expansion with additional West-Coast-to-Hawaii service, entry into Houston. ATA Airlines emerges from Chapter 11 restructuring efforts. Airline also announces significant enhancements in codeshare agreement with Southwest Airlines, new service from Oakland, Ontario, CA and Hilo, HI

Benefits

MEDICAL INSURANCE
· UnitedHealthCare, a national Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network, is available for the majority of ATA employees and their
eligible dependents, along with a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in Indianapolis and Chicago.
· Employees who reside outside the PPO and HMO network areas will have the option of electing an indemnity medical plan.
· All plans provide coverage for expenditures such as doctor visits, hospital stays, lab tests, surgery, x-rays, prescriptions and well-baby care.
DENTAL INSURANCE
· Dental Insurance is available through MetLife.
· Preventive care is covered at 100 percent with no deductible.
· Other covered services are reimbursed at 80 percent, or 50 percent with a $50 annual deductible for single coverage and a maximum $150 deductible for family.
· Dependent child orthodontic benefit is covered at 50 percent with a $1,500 lifetime maximum reimbursement.
EMPLOYEE LIFE INSURANCE & ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT INSURANCE
· ATA provides you with one times your annual base pay in Basic Life Insurance (rounded to the next $1,000).
· Minimum benefit amount is $20,000; maximum benefit amount is $500,000.
· You may elect an additional one to four times your base pay in Supplemental Life Insurance.
· ATA also provides you with one times your annual base pay in Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance.
SHORT-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE (STD)
· UNUM Provident administers ATA's Short-term Disability program.
· STD covers non-job related accidents or illnesses.
· ATA provides you with STD coverage that pays for each full week of disability at 50 percent of your base pay to a maximum weekly benefit of $433 ($45,000 annual salary).
· You may buy-up STD coverage to 66 2/3 percent of your base pay to a maximum weekly benefit of $577 ($45,000 annual salary).
· The maximum payment period for any one disability is 26 weeks.
LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE (LTD)
· UNUM Provident administers ATA's Long-term Disability program.
· LTD covers non-job related accidents or illnesses after six months of disability.
· ATA provides you with LTD coverage that pays for each month of disability at 50 percent of your base pay to a maximum monthly benefit of $4,167.
· You may buy-up LTD coverage to 66 2/3 percent of your base pay to a maximum monthly benefit of $5,556.
· Benefits are payable until a maximum age limit is reached or the disability ends.
VISION INSURANCE
· Vision coverage is available through Cole Managed Vision.
· Cole offers a choice of retail locations and independent providers.
· The plan pays both in-network and out-of-network benefits.
· The vision plan covers routine eye exams, as well as glasses and contact lenses.
DEPENDENT LIFE INSURANCE
If you choose the Dependent Life Insurance option, your family will receive coverage in three areas:
· $10,000 Spouse
· $5,000 Child ­ if death occurs between six months and 19 years of age (age 24 if a full-time student)
· $1,000 Child ­ if death occurs between 14 days to six months of age

COMPASS BENEFITS PROGRAM (Helping you navigate your benefit needs)
COMPASS gives you the opportunity to create a unique benefits program. You select the option in each benefit area that best meets your needs. Every year ATA provides much of the payment toward the full cost of your benefits. ATA pays the majority of your medical premium cost, and provides free basic life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and short and long-term disability insurance.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
· Flexible Spending Accounts are administered through UnitedHealthCare.
· You are eligible to contribute on January 1 following hire date (full-year elections only).
· Health Care Account permits contributions up to $5,000 a year (before-tax) to reimburse certain expenses not covered by our medical and dental plans for you and your dependents.
· Dependent Care Account permits contributions up to $5,000 a year (before-tax) to reimburse certain expenses for the care of your dependents.
401(K) RETIREMENT SAVINGS PROGRAM
· You are immediately eligible to contribute to the 401(k) plan.
· Eligible employees can contribute 1- 25 percent of their before-tax salary to the plan.
· The plan allows you to borrow from the money you have invested. The loan is repaid by payroll deduction, including interest paid to your account.
· Employees are eligible to roll over funds from a previous employer's 401(k) account into ATA's plan immediately after hire.
TRAVEL BENEFITS
· As an employee, you have immediate unlimited, free space-available travel within the 48 contiguous states or between the 48 states and Hawaii and pay transportation taxes for other destinations on ATA. Employees must read and comply with the travel policy.
· After 90 days of employment, your immediate family members1 and two designated parents2 have unlimited free space-available travel within the 48 contiguous states or between the 48 states and Hawaii and pay transportation taxes to other destinations on ATA. Single employees may travel with a companion in lieu of a spouse at a 90 percent discount off the YTZ fare, or may choose instead to nominate a long-term companion. Long-term companions are charged transportation taxes only, but the employee will pay taxes on imputed income based on 90 percent of the YTZ fare for travel taken.
· After one year of employment employees have the opportunity to use a priority booking. Core, full-time employees are eligible for 6 priority-booked seats per calendar year. These priority-booked seats can be used for you and your immediate family members at a cost of 10% of the published YTZ fare for ATA scheduled service flights. After one year of employment employees have the opportunity to use space-available vouchers for guest travel on ATA at a 90 percent discount of the published YTZ fare. Core, full-time employees are eligible for 8 guest vouchers. These vouchers may also be used to purchase positive space on ATA at a fare of 50% of the YTZ fare.
· After three months of employment, you may be able to travel at discounted or service charge fares on other carriers with whom ATA has interline agreements. (Subject to the specific employment requirement of the carrier.)
HOLIDAYS
· Six paid holidays per calendar year. A seventh paid "floating" holiday can be scheduled with supervisor approval.
VACATION
· In the year of hire, available vacation time depends on hire date (48, 24, or 0 hours).
· Second and subsequent years of service, 80 hours plus eight additional hours for each full year of service (maximum of 168 hours).
SICK DAYS
· In the year of hire, available time depends of hire date.
· Second and subsequent years of service, 64 paid sick hours per calendar year.
BUSINESS TRAVEL ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT INSURANCE
· Loss of life as a result of an accident while traveling on ATA business is covered with a $100,000 benefit.
· Loss of sight, hearing or of extremities suffered as a result of an accident while traveling on ATA business is covered with payments ranging from $25,000 to $100,000.
· The premium for this coverage is paid by ATA.
PAY SCHEDULE
· Pay is issued every two weeks. There are 26 pay periods per year.

Updated March 1, 2008