Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Releases August Performance Data

Sep 16, 2011, 17:00 ET from Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its subsidiaries for August 2011.

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August 2011 Performance

2011

2010

Change

Passengers

1,858,738

1,786,556

4.0 %

Available Seat Miles (000)

1,026,722

1,056,087

(2.8)%

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

807,062

793,223

1.7 %

Load Factor

78.6%

75.1%

3.5  pts

Block Hours

70,592

73,367

(3.8)%

Departures

46,641

49,387

(5.6)%

Stage Length

413

421

(1.9)%

Fleet  

    CRJ-200

144

145

(0.7)%

    CRJ-900

57

57

0.0 %

    Q400

29

14

107.1 %

    SAAB 340

54

66

(18.2)%

Year-To-Date Performance

2011*

2010*

Change

Passengers

13,527,072

10,059,248

34.5 %

Available Seat Miles (000)

7,947,984

5,644,490

40.8 %

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

5,928,212

4,165,024

42.3 %

Load Factor

74.6%

73.8%

0.8 pts

Block Hours

557,586

423,227

31.7 %

Departures

359,378

286,404

25.5 %

Stage Length

417

391

6.7 %

*Pinnacle acquired Mesaba on July 1, 2010

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. conducts the majority of its operations under capacity purchase agreements.  Fluctuations in total Passengers, Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), and Load Factor do not affect revenue earned by Pinnacle under these types of agreements.

About Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL), a $1 billion airline holding company with 7,700 employees, is the parent company of Pinnacle Airlines, Inc.; Mesaba Aviation, Inc.; and Colgan Air, Inc.  Flying as Delta Connection, United Express and US Airways Express, Pinnacle Airlines Corp. operating subsidiaries operate 201 regional jets and 83 turboprops on more than 1,500 daily flights to 196 cities and towns in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Belize.  Corporate offices are located in Memphis, Tenn., and hub operations are located at 11 major U.S. airports.  Visit www.pncl.com for more information.

Contact: Joe Williams 901-346-6162

SOURCE Pinnacle Airlines Corp.



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