Orlando-based AirTran says it will pay almost $90 million for
bankrupt ATA's gates at Chicago's Midway Airport.
The deal is still subject to approval from the judge in ATA's
bankruptcy case, as well as the Chicago Department of Aviation,
which runs Midw
ay. AirTran executives say they expect the paperwork to be
finished December 23rd.
Once complete, the deal would give AirTran access to as many as
12 of ATA's gates at the airport. That should happen after January
11th. Until then, according to the airline, ATA will continue
operating from those gates.