SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines

December 06, 2007 16:56 ET

Pinnacle Airlines Inc. Releases November Traffic

MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwire - December 6, 2007) - Pinnacle Airlines Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL), today released its passenger and traffic levels for November 2007.

During November, Pinnacle transported 835,086 customers, 10.4% more than the same period in 2006. Passenger Load Factor was 78.3%, an increase of 3.7 points over November 2006 levels. For the month, Pinnacle flew 488.5 million Available Seat Miles (ASMs), a 2.2% increase when compared to the same period in 2006. Pinnacle flew 382.8 million Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), an increase of 7.4% over November 2006.

For the month, Pinnacle operated 35,763 block hours (elapsed time between an aircraft leaving a gate and arriving at a gate), a 4.8% increase from the same period in 2006. Departures were up 4.7% to 21,620. The average length of a Pinnacle flight was 456 statute miles compared to 465 statute miles in November 2006.

During November, all aircraft in the Pinnacle Airlines Inc. fleet operated with 50 seats. In addition, Pinnacle operated 138 aircraft during the month compared to 124 aircraft for the same month of 2006.

          November 2007 Traffic
                  2007        2006      Change
Passengers      835,086     756,682     10.4%
Load Factor     78.3%       74.6%       3.7 pts
ASMs (000)      488,503     477,806     2.2%
RPMs (000)      382,770     356,447     7.4%
Departures      21,620      20,654      4.7%
Block Hours     35,763      34,109      4.8%

          Year-To-Date Traffic
                  2007        2006      Change
Passengers      9,199,818   8,225,173   11.8%
Load Factor     77.1%       76.3%       0.8 pts
ASMs (000)      5,524,391   5,149,815   7.3%
RPMs (000)      4,256,903   3,930,307   8.3%
Departures      243,862     229,717     6.2%
Block Hours     402,053     379,579     5.9%

About Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

Pinnacle Airlines Corp., an airline holding company, is the parent company of Pinnacle Airlines Inc. and Colgan Air Inc. Pinnacle Airlines Inc. operates 138 Canadair Regional Jets in the United States and Canada under the name Northwest Airlink and (beginning December 1, 2007) one Canadair Regional Jet under the name of Delta Connection. Colgan Air Inc. operates as Continental Connection, United Express and US Airways Express and operates a fleet of 42 Saab 340 and 7 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 for further information.

This press release contains various forward-looking statements that are based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable; it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available to investors at our web-site or on line from the Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove erroneous, actual results may vary materially from results that were anticipated or projected. The Company does not intend to update these forward-looking statements before its next required filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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