Colgan Air, Inc. Releases November Performance Data

SOURCE: Pinnacle Airlines

MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwire – December 7, 2010) – Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its Colgan Air, Inc. subsidiary for November 2010.

 November 2010 Performance
 2010 2009 Change
Passengers241,401 210,836 14.5 %
Available Seat Miles (000)99,280 88,823 11.8 %
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)61,171 51,014 19.9 %
Load Factor61.6% 57.4% 4.2 pts
Block Hours10,956 10,938 0.2 %
Departures8,790 8,792 (0.0)%
      
Fleet     
 SAAB 34033 34 (2.9)%
 Q40019 14 35.7 %
  
 Year-To-Date Performance
 2010 2009 Change
Passengers2,503,219 2,490,335 0.5 %
Available Seat Miles (000)1,019,359 1,006,312 1.3 %
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)629,356 587,905 7.1 %
Load Factor61.7% 58.4% 3.3 pts.
Block Hours120,536 126,861 (5.0)%
Departures96,987 101,934 (4.9)%

The average length of a Colgan flight was 239 statute miles compared to 227 statute miles in November 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 52 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 30 jet-prop aircraft as Delta Connection in the United States and Canada. Pinnacle Airlines Corp. operating subsidiaries fly 284 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 www.pncl.com for more information.

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