SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines

Pinnacle Airlines

November 12, 2010 18:00 ET

Mesaba Aviation, Inc. Releases October Performance Data

MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwire - November 12, 2010) - Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its Mesaba Aviation, Inc. subsidiary for October 2010.

  October 2010   YTD 2010**Pinnacle acquired Mesaba on July 1, 2010
Passengers 547,399   2,186,467
Available Seat Miles (000) 384,314   1,567,678
Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 301,878   1,212,770
Load Factor 78.5%   77.4%
Block Hours 21,180   89,366
Departures 13,379   56,070
Fleet      
  CRJ-200 19    
  CRJ-900 41    
  Saab 340 32    

Mesaba reports its total Passengers, Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), and Load Factor each month, even though fluctuations do not affect revenues received under capacity purchase agreements with Delta Air Lines, its mainline partner.

The average length of a Mesaba flight was 519 statute miles.

About Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL), an airline holding company, is the parent company of Pinnacle Airlines, Inc.; Colgan Air, Inc.; and Mesaba Aviation, Inc. Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. operates a fleet of 142 regional jets as Delta Connection in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Colgan Air, Inc. operates a fleet of 49 regional turboprops as Continental Connection, United Express and US Airways Express in the eastern United States and Canada, Texas and Louisiana. Mesaba Aviation, Inc. operates a fleet of 60 regional jets and 32 jet-prop aircraft as Delta Connection in the United States and Canada. Pinnacle Airlines Corp. operating subsidiaries fly 282 aircraft on more than 1,650 daily flights to 182 cities and towns in North America. The corporate headquarters is located in Memphis, Tenn. Airport hub operations are located in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Newark, Washington Dulles, Houston, Memphis, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City. Visit www.pncl.com for more information.

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