SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines

November 05, 2007 14:25 ET

Runway Construction Impacts Pinnacle Performance

MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - Pinnacle Airlines Inc. saw airport construction impact its service numbers as reflected in the September Air Travel Consumer Report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

"Pinnacle Airlines is committed to providing customers with reliable air service," said Clive Seal, Vice President & General Manager of Pinnacle Airlines Inc. "The September 2007 completion factor was affected by the closure of a primary runway in Minneapolis for construction and a large number of Northwest-requested cancellations."

Pinnacle is historically one of the top performers in the airline industry. The cancellations represent 2.4% of Pinnacle's Minneapolis flights. Without the requested cancellations, the completion factor would be 98.6%, which is more indicative of past performance as reflected in the DOT's report, and places Pinnacle at or near the top of the industry.

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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