American Trans Air Pilot Hat Badge
Indianapolis, IN 1973-2008
ATA Airlines, Inc., formerly known as American Trans Air, was an American low-cost scheduled service and charter airline. The airline's parent company, New ATA Holdings, Inc. changed its name to Global Aero Logistics, Inc. and purchased World Air Holdings, Inc. World Air Holdings, Inc. owns and operates North American Airlines and World Airways as two separate US-certified air carriers. In April, 2008, ATA filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. .In 2009, Southwest Airlines has purchased the operating certificate and all assets held by ATA Airlines.