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Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Releases August Performance Data

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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