Just days after interisland carrier Aloha Airlines announced discontinuing all operations which affected hundreds of local Hawaii travelers, ATA has followed with an announcement of closure that came overnight and just one day after filing for bankruptcy also. ATA had agreed to help stranded Aloha Airlines passengers who were feeling the fallout from the closure of that airline, but now those stranded passengers in Hawaii will have to once again look for help from other carriers to continue on with their travels to and from Hawaii.
“After filing for Chapter 11 on April 2, 2008 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Indianapolis, IN, ATA Airlines has discontinued all operations and cancelled all current and future flights. Following the loss of a key contract for our military charter business, it became impossible for ATA to continue operations. Unfortunately, we were not in a position to provide our customers or others with advance notice.“
ATA Airlines: http://www.ata.com