Colgan Air, Inc. Releases August Performance Data

SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines

MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwire – September 13, 2010) –  Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its Colgan Air, Inc. subsidiary for August 2010.

 August 2010 Performance
 2010 2009 Change
Passengers258,002 264,320 (2.4)%
Available Seat Miles (000)101,595 99,524 2.1 %
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)66,631 62,457 6.7 %
Load Factor65.6% 62.8% 2.8 pts.
Block Hours11,971 12,365 (3.2)%
Departures9,652 9,983 (3.3)%
      
Fleet     
 SAAB 34034 34 0.0 %
 Q40014 14 0.0 %
  
  
 Year-To-Date Performance
 2010 2009 Change
Passengers1,784,198 1,823,138 (2.1)%
Available Seat Miles (000)720,940 731,348 (1.4)%
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)442,878 425,229 4.2 %
Load Factor61.4% 58.1% 3.3 pts.
Block Hours86,709 92,978 (6.7)%
Departures70,063 74,789 (6.3)%

The average length of a Colgan flight was 238 statute miles compared to 224 statute miles in August 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.

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Joe Williams
901-346-6162

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