Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Releases October Performance Data

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its subsidiaries for October 2011.

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October 2011 Performance


2011


2010


Change

Passengers

1,700,576


1,727,509


(1.6)%

Available Seat Miles (000)

932,070


961,805


(3.1)%

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

723,854


741,423


(2.4)%

Load Factor

77.7%


77.1%


0.6 pts.

Block Hours

63,127


66,603


(5.2)%

Departures

42,356


45,003


(5.9)%

Stage Length

406


413


(1.7)%







Fleet  






    CRJ-200

142


145


(2.1)%

    CRJ-900

57


57


0.0 %

    Q400

30


16


87.5 %

    SAAB 340

50


65


(23.1)%






Year-To-Date Performance


2011*


2010*


Change

Passengers

16,904,911


13,306,376


27.0 %

Available Seat Miles (000)

9,836,905


7,562,288


30.1 %

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

7,376,793


5,573,899


32.3 %

Load Factor

75.0%


73.7%


1.3 pts.

Block Hours

685,508


556,437


23.2 %

Departures

444,748


375,729


18.4 %

Stage Length

416


397


4.8 %







*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 7,800 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 199 regional jets and 80 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 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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