Colgan Air, Inc. Releases July Performance Data

SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines

MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwire – August 9, 2010) –  Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its Colgan Air, Inc. subsidiary for July 2010.

 July 2010 Performance
 2010 2009 Change
Passengers259,963 272,269 (4.5)%
Available Seat Miles (000)100,602 99,270 1.3 %
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)66,822 64,357 3.8 %
Load Factor66.4% 64.8% 1.6 pts.
Block Hours11,992 12,469 (3.8)%
Departures9,540 10,034 (4.9)%
 SAAB 34034 34 0.0 %
 Q40014 14 0.0 %
 Year-To-Date Performance
 2010 2009 Change
Passengers1,526,196 1,558,818 (2.1)%
Available Seat Miles (000)619,345 631,825 (2.0)%
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)376,247 362,772 3.7 %
Load Factor60.7% 57.4% 3.3 pts.
Block Hours74,739 80,612 (7.3)%
Departures60,411 64,806 (6.8)%

The average length of a Colgan flight was 237 statute miles compared to 223 statute miles in July 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. 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 for more information.

Joe Williams

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