Pinnacle Airlines, 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 Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. subsidiary for November 2010.

  2010 2009 Change
Passengers 867,106 852,260 1.7 %
Available Seat Miles (000) 475,635 486,853  (2.3)%
Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 358,592 370,412  (3.2)%
Load Factor 75.4% 76.1%      (0.7) pts.
Block Hours 34,032 33,136 2.7 %
Departures 22,126 21,818 1.4 %
Fleet      
      CRJ-200 126 126 0.0 %
      CRJ-900 16 16 0.0 %
  2010 2009 Change
Passengers 9,725,197 9,903,168  (1.8)%
Available Seat Miles (000) 5,550,166 5,610,982  (1.1)%
Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 4,151,537 4,262,228  (2.6)%
Load Factor 74.8% 76.0%      (1.2) pts.
Block Hours 391,523 390,483 0.3 %
Departures 253,588 250,795 1.1 %

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 412 statute miles compared to 428 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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