SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines

October 10, 2007 18:24 ET

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Announces Executive Promotions

MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwire - October 10, 2007) - Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) is promoting two airline industry veterans to the top positions at its operating units, and another to its corporate team.

Clive Seal becomes Vice President and General Manager of Pinnacle Airlines Inc. Seal joined Pinnacle in 2005 as Vice President of Flight Operations after a 33-year career at FedEx where he held numerous positions including Chief Pilot, Director of Operations, and Vice President of Flight Operations.

George A. "Buddy" Casey immediately becomes President and General Manager of Colgan Air Inc. The 35-year veteran of the airline industry has served as corporate liaison since Pinnacle acquired Colgan in January 2007. Casey joined Pinnacle in 2003 as Director of the Corporate Education Center. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Gulfstream Airlines, and held numerous positions at Express One Airlines and Eastern Airlines.

Michael J. Colgan, current President and Chief Executive Officer of Colgan Air Inc., will join the corporate group as Vice President of Sales and Product with additional responsibilities for product review and quality assurance for both airlines. In 1991, Colgan joined his father, Charles J. Colgan Sr., to found Colgan Air Inc. In 2003, the Regional Airline Association honored the Colgan family with the Turboprop Airline Executive of the Year Award in recognition of accomplishments over many years.

Philip H. Trenary, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle Airlines Corp., along with Douglas W. Shockey, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Peter D. Hunt, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will assume those titles for all three entities. Michael Colgan will report to Philip Trenary, and both Seal and Casey will report to Douglas Shockey.

"The knowledge, experience and sound judgment each of these people bring to their positions will help us maintain our industry leading performance as we continue to experience rapid growth," said Trenary.

About Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL), an airline holding company, is the parent company of Pinnacle Airlines Inc., and Colgan Air Inc. Pinnacle Airlines Inc. operates as Northwest Airlink with a fleet of 139 Canadair Regional Jets in the United States and Canada. Colgan Air Inc. operates as Continental Connection, United Express and US Airways Express with a fleet of 42 Saab 340 and 10 Beech 1900 turboprop regional aircraft. Pinnacle Airlines Corp., operating units fly over 1,000 daily flights and transport more than 10 million passengers a year to 134 cities and towns in North America. Visit www.pncl.com for further information.

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