Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. Releases July Performance Data

SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines

MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwire – August 9, 2010) –  Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. subsidiary for July 2010.

                                                                                          July Performance  
  2010     2009     Change
Passengers 988,433     1,055,590     (6.4)%
Available Seat Miles (000) 557,771     533,472     4.6 %
Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 437,147     436,575     0.1 %
Load Factor 78.4%     81.8%     (3.4) pts.
Block Hours 38,573     37,371     3.2 %
Departures 24,866     24,872     (0.0)%
Fleet              
  CRJ-200 126     124     1.6 %
  CRJ-900 16     16     0.0 %
                 
                 
                                                                                         Year-To-Date Performance
  2010     2009     Change
Passengers 6,164,535     6,218,942     (0.9)%
Available Seat Miles (000) 3,563,812     3,662,773     (2.7)%
Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 2,666,888     2,737,960     (2.6)%
Load Factor 74.8%     74.8%     0.0 pts.
Block Hours 251,712     253,086     (0.5)%
Departures 161,924     160,328     1.0 %

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.

The average length of a Pinnacle flight was 432 statute miles compared to 408 statute miles in July 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. 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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Joe Williams
901-346-6162

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