Colgan Air, Inc. Releases September Performance Data

SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines

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

 September 2010 Performance  
 2010  2009  Change  
Passengers224,454  222,578  0.8 %
Available Seat Miles (000)98,069  93,220  5.2 %
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)58,569  53,984  8.5 %
Load Factor59.7% 57.9% 1.8 pts.  
Block Hours11,421  11,421  0.0 %
Departures9,096  9,315  (2.4)%
          
Fleet         
 SAAB 34034  34  0.0 %
 Q40015  14  7.1 %
 Year-To-Date Performance  
 2010  2009  Change  
Passengers2,008,652  2,045,716  (1.8)%
Available Seat Miles (000)819,009  824,568  (0.7)%
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)501,447  479,213  4.6 %
Load Factor61.2% 58.1% 3.1 pts.  
Block Hours98,130  104,399  (6.0)%
Departures79,159  84,104  (5.9)%

The average length of a Colgan flight was 241 statute miles compared to 225 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.

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