Pinnacle Airlines, 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 Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. subsidiary for August 2010.

Pinnacle 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.

  2010   2009   Change
Passengers 952,749   1,003,578   (5.1)%
Available Seat Miles (000) 553,597   510,921   8.4%
Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 414,208   408,651   1.4%
Load Factor 74.8%   80.0%   (5.2) pts
Block Hours 38,055   36,386   4.6%
Departures 24,971   24,092   3.6%
  CRJ-200 126   124   1.6%
  CRJ-900 16   16   0.0%


  2010   2009   Change
Passengers 7,117,284   7,222,520   (1.5)%
Available Seat Miles (000) 4,117,409   4,173,694   (1.3)%
Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 3,081,096   3,146,611   (2.1)%
Load Factor 74.8%   75.4%   (0.6) pts
Block Hours 289,766   289,472   0.1%
Departures 186,895   184,420   1.3%

The average length of a Pinnacle flight was 425 statute miles compared to 402 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 for more information.

Joe Williams

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