ATA's Visa Credit Card Helps Provide Customers Honestly Easier Travel Awards
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATA Airlines, Inc.,
(Nasdaq: ATAH), the nation's 10th largest passenger carrier, today announced
it is partnering with U.S. Bank(R), the 6th largest financial services holding
company, to introduce the ATA Platinum and Business Visa(R) cards. The ATA
Visa cards provide customers the ability to earn ATA Travel Awards while also
offering all the benefits of a Visa credit card issued by one of the country's
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With the ATA Visa card*, members will earn 3,300 points upon making their
first purchase. Cardmembers can then earn one point for every $3 in purchases
and there is no limit on the number of points accrued. The Travel Awards
program gives cardmembers the opportunity to begin earning free** travel with
as few as 3,000 points for a continental U.S. roundtrip companion ticket and
only 6,000 points for a continental U.S. roundtrip ticket.
"The ATA Visa card makes it easy for customers to earn free** ATA Travel
Awards faster, enabling cardmembers to earn points for their everyday
purchases," said John Happ, ATA's Senior Vice President of Marketing and
Sales. "The card is the latest example of how ATA is offering new ways to
reward our most valuable travelers."
The card is issued by U.S. Bank and, as a result, comes with an extensive
benefit package. Some benefits include the following:
* Start with 3,300 bonus points - more than enough for a free** companion
* Earn points for everyday purchases
* Earn unlimited points
* Visa Platinum benefits including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver,
Travel & Emergency Assistance, etc.
"We are very excited about our new partnership with ATA Airlines and are
pleased to announce enhanced loyalty opportunities to ATA's Travel Awards
members through the ATA Visa card program," said Robert Morris, Senior Vice
President of Retail Payment Solutions at U.S. Bank.
For information on the ATA Visa card, please visit
http://myatavisa.com/ata14 or call 1-877-ATA-VISA (1-877-282-8472) ext. 6001.
ATA continues to offer new products and services for both the business and
leisure travelers. ATA also recently announced expanded flight schedules, the
introduction of system-wide Business Class Service to cost-conscious business
travelers and enhancements to its popular ATA Travel Awards program, including
the launch of ATA Elite travel status for frequent flyers.
About ATA Airlines, Inc.
Now in its 31st year of operation, ATA (Nasdaq: ATAH) is the nation's 10th
largest passenger carrier (based on revenue passenger miles) and one of the
nation's largest low-fare carriers. ATA has one of the youngest, most fuel-
efficient fleets among the major carriers, featuring the new Boeing 737-800
and 757-300 aircraft. The airline operates significant scheduled service from
Chicago-Midway, Hawaii, Indianapolis, New York and San Francisco to over 40
business and vacation destinations. Stock of parent company, ATA Holdings
Corp., is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. For more information, visit
the web site http://www.ata.com .
About U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with assets of $190 billion, is the 6th largest
financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates
2,315 banking offices and 4,565 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of
banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment
services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is
home of the Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key
banking benefits and services or customers will be paid for their
inconvenience. U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S.
Bancorp on the web at http://usbank.com .
*For complete details on card benefits and this special offer, go to
The creditor and issuer of the ATA Visa card is U.S. Bank National
**Applicable fees and taxes apply.
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