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
Passengers988,433  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 Factor78.4%  81.8%  (3.4) pts.
Block Hours38,573  37,371  3.2 %
Departures24,866  24,872  (0.0)%
Fleet       
 CRJ-200126  124  1.6 %
 CRJ-90016  16  0.0 %
         
         
                                                                                         Year-To-Date Performance
 2010  2009  Change
Passengers6,164,535  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 Factor74.8%  74.8%  0.0 pts.
Block Hours251,712  253,086  (0.5)%
Departures161,924  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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