Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. Releases June Performance Data

SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines

MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwire – July 8, 2010) –  Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. subsidiary for June 2010.

  June Performance                  
  2010   2009   Change
Passengers 914,714   986,882    (7.3)%
Available Seat Miles (000) 532,462   527,477   0.9 %
Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 399,444   430,876    (7.3)%
Load Factor 75.0%   81.7%    (6.7) pts.
Block Hours 37,200   36,049   3.2 %
Departures 23,949   23,266   2.9 %
  CRJ-200 126   124   1.6 %
  CRJ-900 16   16   0.0 %


    Year-To-Date Performance     
    2010   2009   Change
  Passengers 5,176,102   5,163,352   0.2 %
  Available Seat Miles (000) 3,006,041   3,129,301    (3.9)%
  Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 2,229,741   2,301,384    (3.1)%
  Load Factor 74.2%   73.5%    0.7 pts.
  Block Hours 213,138   215,715    (1.2)%
  Departures 137,058   135,456   1.2 %

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 427 statute miles compared to 431 statute miles in June 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 for more information.

Joe Williams

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