Indianapolis and/or Chicago will most likely be tagged on to the transatlantic flights.
The one gateway I have seen mentioned most often is Boston. And there may be only one in 2005, as ATA plans to operate only 2-3 routes initially.
It would certainly be a smart choice to have flights out of NYC, since ATA will mostly depend on O&D traffic, and NYC happens to be the biggest market in the US. JFK
- that remains to be seen. ATA does have an operation station established at EWR
. On the the other hand, they have a flight deck crew base in place at JFK
. At EWR
, ATA will have stronger competition, as Continental also serves many second tier cities in Europe nonstop. Also, ATA's attempt to start transcons out of EWR
failed miserably. As a Brooklynite living near the A train I am obviously rooting for JFK
. Time will tell.