Kronos Incorporated

February 28, 2005 09:00 ET

Pinnacle Airlines expands Kronos rollout to include bidding system


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FEBRUARY 28, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Pinnacle Airlines expands Kronos rollout to include
bidding system

CHELMSFORD, Mass. and MONTREAL--(CCNMatthews - Feb 28, 2005) -

Fast-growing airline sets sights on improved deployment of crewmembers

Kronos® Incorporated (Nasdaq: KRON) today announced that Pinnacle
Airlines, Inc. has purchased the Altitude PBS™ (Preferential Bidding
System). Pinnacle Airlines, one of the fastest-growing airlines in the
U.S., expects Altitude PBS to assist the airline in increasing
crewmember productivity while respecting crewmember work preferences and
quality of life.

Altitude PBS, developed by the Altitude Division of Kronos, automates
and optimizes the scheduling process by creating optimal schedules for
cockpit and cabin crews. Altitude PBS is a powerful scheduling system
that takes crewmember preferences, collective agreements, regulatory
constraints, and pre-assigned activities into account.

"Pinnacle Airlines is experiencing a period of rapid growth. However,
Pinnacle's people continue to be focused on delivering superior
operational performance levels and outstanding service to our
customers," said Doug Shockey, chief operating officer for Pinnacle
Airlines. "Our selection of Altitude PBS builds upon our efficient
operations by helping us to optimally deploy our crewmembers."

With the Altitude PBS system, Pinnacle Airlines will manage 1,000 pilots
and 600 flight attendants. In addition to Altitude PBS, Pinnacle
Airlines uses Altitude Pairing™ to achieve customized crew pairing
generation while respecting collective agreements, regulations, and
corporate objectives.

"Pinnacle Airlines is an example of a well-run business that is striving
for even greater productivity through better management of its
workforce," said Jim Kizielewicz, Kronos vice president of corporate
strategy. "Kronos offers a broad range of workforce management tools to
help them achieve their workforce-related goals."

Note to editors: The Altitude Division was formerly a division of
Montreal-based AD OPT Technologies Inc. Kronos Incorporated acquired AD
OPT Technologies Inc. in November 2004.

About Pinnacle Airlines

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. operates under the name Northwest Airlink and
provides service to destinations in the U.S. and Canada. Pinnacle
operates an all-jet fleet of Canadair 44 and 50-seat Regional Jets from
Northwest hubs at Detroit, Memphis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Pinnacle
Airlines maintains its headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., and employs more
than 3,000 people.

About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos Incorporated is the most trusted name in workforce management.
Kronos helps organizations staff, develop, deploy, track, and reward
their workforce, resulting in reduced costs, increased productivity,
better decision-making, improved employee satisfaction, and alignment
with organizational objectives. More than 20 million people use a Kronos
solution every day. Learn more about Kronos' high-impact enterprise
solutions at www.kronos.com.

(C) 2005 Kronos Incorporated. Kronos, the Kronos logo, and Altitude are
registered trademarks and Altitude PBS, and Altitude Pairing are
trademarks of Kronos Incorporated or a related company. All other
product and company names mentioned are used for identification purposes
only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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