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Pinnacle Airlines

November 12, 2010 18:00 ET

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. Releases October Performance Data

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

    October Performance
    2010   2009   Change
Passengers   926,944   934,740   (0.8)%
Available Seat Miles (000)   476,421   485,872   (1.9)%
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)   372,807   386,913   (3.6)%
Load Factor   78.3%   79.6%   (1.3) pts.
Block Hours   33,973   34,831   (2.5)%
Departures   22,586   22,519   0.3 %
Fleet            
  CRJ-200   126   126   0.0 %
  CRJ-900   16   16   0.0 %
             
    Year-To-Date Performance
    2010   2009   Change
Passengers   8,858,091   9,050,908   (2.1)%
Available Seat Miles (000)   5,074,531   5,124,129   (1.0)%
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)   3,792,945   3,891,816   (2.5)%
Load Factor   74.7%   76.0%   (1.3) pts.
Block Hours   357,491   357,347   0.0 %
Departures   231,462   228,977   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 404 statute miles compared to 410 statute miles in October 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 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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