Mesaba Aviation, Inc. Releases November Performance Data

SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines

MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its Mesaba Aviation, Inc. subsidiary for November 2010.

  November 2010   YTD 2010*
*Pinnacle acquired Mesaba on July 1, 2010
Passengers 468,590   2,655,057
Available Seat Miles (000) 367,984   1,935,662
Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 270,496   1,483,265
Load Factor 73.5%   76.6%
Block Hours 20,479   109,844
Departures 12,248   68,318
      CRJ-200 19    
      CRJ-900 41    
      Saab 340 30    

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.

The average length of a Mesaba flight was 547 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 52 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 30 jet-prop aircraft as Delta Connection in the United States and Canada. Pinnacle Airlines Corp. operating subsidiaries fly 284 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