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Pinnacle Airlines

December 07, 2010 17:30 ET

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. Releases November Performance Data

MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. subsidiary for November 2010.

November Performance
    2010   2009   Change
Passengers   867,106   852,260   1.7 %
Available Seat Miles (000)   475,635   486,853    (2.3)%
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)   358,592   370,412    (3.2)%
Load Factor   75.4%   76.1%        (0.7) pts.
Block Hours   34,032   33,136   2.7 %
Departures   22,126   21,818   1.4 %
Fleet            
      CRJ-200   126   126   0.0 %
      CRJ-900   16   16   0.0 %
 
Year-To-Date Performance
    2010   2009   Change
Passengers   9,725,197   9,903,168    (1.8)%
Available Seat Miles (000)   5,550,166   5,610,982    (1.1)%
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)   4,151,537   4,262,228    (2.6)%
Load Factor   74.8%   76.0%        (1.2) pts.
Block Hours   391,523   390,483   0.3 %
Departures   253,588   250,795   1.1 %

Pinnacle 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 Pinnacle flight was 412 statute miles compared to 428 statute miles in November 2009. 

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 52 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 30 jet-prop aircraft as Delta Connection in the United States and Canada. Pinnacle Airlines Corp. operating subsidiaries fly 284 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.

Contact Information

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