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Pinnacle Airlines

October 08, 2010 17:30 ET

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. Releases September Performance Data

MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwire - October 8, 2010) -  Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. subsidiary for September 2010.

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.

September Performance
 
  2010   2009   Change
Passengers 813,863   893,648   (8.9)%
Available Seat Miles (000) 480,701   464,563   3.5 %
Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 339,042   358,292   (5.4)%
Load Factor 70.5%   77.1%   (6.6) pts.
Block Hours 33,752   33,045   2.1 %
Departures 21,981   22,038   (0.3)%
Fleet          
  CRJ-200 126   126   0.0 %
  CRJ-900 16   16   0.0 %
           
           
Year-To-Date Performance
 
  2010   2009   Change
Passengers 7,931,147   8,116,168   (2.3)%
Available Seat Miles (000) 4,598,110   4,638,257   (0.9)%
Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 3,420,138   3,504,903   (2.4)%
Load Factor 74.4%   75.6%   (1.2) pts.
Block Hours 323,519   322,517   0.3 %
Departures 208,876   206,458   1.2 %

The average length of a Pinnacle flight was 418 statute miles compared to 401 statute miles in September 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 48 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.

Contact Information

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