Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Releases December Performance Data

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its subsidiaries for December 2011.

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December 2011 Performance

 

2011

 

2010

 

Change

Passengers

1,490,694

 

1,507,147

 

(1.1)%

Available Seat Miles (000)

870,984

 

933,580

 

(6.7)%

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

631,346

 

678,024

 

(6.9)%

Load Factor

72.5%

 

72.6%

 

   (0.1) Pts

Block Hours

59,587

 

67,534

 

(11.8)%

Departures

39,179

 

41,995

 

(6.7)%

Stage Length

402

 

427

 

(5.9)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fleet 

 

 

 

 

 

     CRJ-200

142

 

145

 

(2.1)%

     CRJ-900

57

 

57

 

0.0 %

     Q400

31

 

22

 

40.9 %

     SAAB 340

38

 

61

 

(37.7)%

 

 

Year-To-Date Performance

 

2011

 

2010*

 

Change

Passengers

20,000,957

 

16,390,620

 

22.0 %

Available Seat Miles (000)

11,589,719

 

9,438,766

 

22.8 %

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

8,673,702

 

6,942,182

 

24.9 %

Load Factor

74.8%

 

73.5%

 

 1.3 Pts.

Block Hours

805,895

 

689,439

 

16.9 %

Departures

524,756

 

460,888

 

13.9 %

Stage Length

413

 

402

 

2.7 %

 

 

 

 

 

 

*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 8,000 employees, is the parent company of Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. and Colgan Air, Inc. Flying as Continental Express, Delta Connection, United Express and US Airways Express, Pinnacle Airlines Corp. operating subsidiaries operate 199 regional jets and 69 turboprops on more than 1,540 daily flights to 188 cities and towns in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Belize. Corporate offices are located in Memphis, Tenn., and hub operations are located at nine 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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