Mesaba Aviation, 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 Mesaba Aviation, Inc. subsidiary for August 2010.

Mesaba 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.

  August 2010   YTD 2010* *Pinnacle acquired Mesaba on July 1, 2010
Passengers 575,805   1,157,766
Available Seat Miles (000) 400,895   806,141
Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 312,384   641,050
Load Factor 77.9%   79.5%
Block Hours 23,341   46,752
Departures 14,764   29,446
  CRJ-200 19    
  CRJ-900 41    
  Saab 340 32    

The average length of a Mesaba flight was 516 statute miles.

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 for more information.

Joe Williams

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