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
Passengers952,749 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 Factor74.8% 80.0% (5.2) pts
Block Hours38,055 36,386 4.6%
Departures24,971 24,092 3.6%
 CRJ-200126 124 1.6%
 CRJ-90016 16 0.0%


 2010 2009 Change
Passengers7,117,284 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 Factor74.8% 75.4% (0.6) pts
Block Hours289,766 289,472 0.1%
Departures186,895 184,420 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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