With American Airlines and United fighting for control of Chicago O’Hare in the 1980s and 1990s, it made sense for carriers to look for other locations to start operations knowing that O’Hare operations were limited.
Beginning on March 31, 2008 and lasting through April 5, 2008, three distinct airlines closed their doors in the United States. At the time, the global economy was in shambles with unemployment being up and the
American Trans Air, or more commonly known as ATA, was founded in August of 1973 in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was founded by the Ambassadair Travel Club to provide aircraft for the club. The club’s first