Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Releases October Performance Data

Nov 15, 2011, 18:00 ET from Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

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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