Airlines Expect Heavy Volume of Traffic Over Thanksgiving Holiday

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association (ATA) is forecasting that 21.7 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines during the 2005 Thanksgiving holiday season (Saturday, November 19 through Tuesday, November 29).

"The airlines have been working closely with the FAA and the TSA to ensure that air travel remains safe and convenient," said ATA President and CEO James C. May. "Even with these cooperative efforts, millions of people will be traveling over a short period of time and passengers should plan accordingly."

ATA suggests travelers also visit other helpful Web sites prior to traveling, including:

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The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. is the trade association for leading U.S. airlines. ATA airline members transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic.

ATA Airline Members: ABX Air, Inc., Alaska Airlines, Inc., Aloha Airlines,American Airlines, Inc., ASTAR Air Cargo, Inc., ATA Airlines, Inc., Atlas Air,Inc., Continental Airlines, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc., EvergreenInternational Airlines, Inc., FedEx Corporation, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlueAirways Corp., Midwest Airlines, Inc., Northwest Airlines, Inc., SouthwestAirlines Co., United Airlines, Inc., UPS Airlines, US Airways, Inc.; ATAAirline Associate Members: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Jamaica Ltd., Mexicana;ATA Industry Members: Aero Instruments & Avionics, Inc., Benfield Group,Bombardier Regional Aircraft, Cendant Corporation, Metron Aviation, Inc.,SITA, TIMCO Aviation Services, Unisys Global Transportation, USI InsuranceServices.

SOURCE Air Transport Association of America, Inc.

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