SOURCE: LodgeX Airline Solutions

July 10, 2007 13:10 ET

Colgan Air Boards LodgeX Airline Solutions Suite

Colgan Air Inc., a Subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines Corp., Signs LodgeX Airline Solutions Contract for 3rd Party Crew Lodging and Other Travel Management

MINNETONKA, MN--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - LodgeX Airline Solutions ( today announced that it has been contracted by Colgan Air Inc. to provide lodging management. A product of LJK Companies, LodgeX Airline Solutions provides lodging management services tailored to the airline industry.

Through implementation of the LodgeX Airline Solutions suite, airlines streamline their lodging management systems by seamlessly connecting their flight schedules with business processes to forecast lodging needs, reserve accommodations and consolidate and audit billing. Client airlines report reduced lodging expense plus a reduction of internal resources needed to manage and track their lodging needs and expenses.

"We have used the LodgeX program since November 2005 with positive results," said Jesse Miller, Director of Financial Projects for Pinnacle Airlines Corp. "Extending this benefit to Colgan Air was a pragmatic extension of our continuous focus on controlling costs and enhancing productivity."

Colgan Airlines operates over 350 daily flights as US Airways Express, Continental Connection and United Express. Colgan Air will take delivery of fifteen 74-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprops starting in December 2007. "Colgan Airlines is expanding with new aircraft and new markets. This growth requires solid business partners and we're pleased to have LodgeX as part of our team," said Mike Colgan, President of Colgan Air.

Rob Miller, Vice President Sales & Marketing of LodgeX Airline Solutions, said, "Pinnacle has been a great business partner. The LodgeX team is excited to expand our relationship, and we welcome Colgan Air to our growing list of clients."

About LodgeX Airline Solutions:

LodgeX Airline Solutions ( is an outsourced lodging service specifically tailored to the needs of airline carriers. LodgeX Airline Solutions is a service provided by the LJK Companies, Inc. (, a leader in the travel management industry with clients and services targeted to railroads, transportation companies, retail merchandisers, corporate travel, sports teams and the military. LodgeX books 2.2 million hotel rooms a year for clients.

About Pinnacle Airlines Corp. and Colgan Air

Pinnacle Airlines Corp., an airline holding company, is the parent company of Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. and Colgan Air Inc. Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. operates under the name Northwest Airlink and operates 133 Canadair Regional Jets in the United States and Canada. Colgan Air Inc. operates as Continental Connection, United Express and US Airways Express. Colgan Air operates a fleet of 39 Saab 340 and 11 Beech 1900 turbo-prop regional airliners.

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