Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Releases September Performance Data

17 Oct, 2011, 18:30 ET from Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its subsidiaries for September 2011.

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September 2011 Performance

2011

2010

Change

Passengers

1,677,263

1,519,619

10.4 %

Available Seat Miles (000)

956,850

955,993

0.1 %

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

724,726

667,452

8.6 %

Load Factor

75.7%

69.8%

        5.9 pts.

Block Hours

64,795

66,608

(2.7)%

Departures

43,014

44,322

(3.0)%

Stage Length

411

422

(2.6)%

Fleet  

    CRJ-200

142

145

(2.1)%

    CRJ-900

57

57

0.0 %

    Q400

30

15

100.0 %

    SAAB 340

52

66

(21.2)%

Year-To-Date Performance

2011*

2010*

Change

Passengers

15,204,335

11,578,867

31.3 %

Available Seat Miles (000)

8,904,835

6,600,483

34.9 %

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

6,652,938

4,832,476

37.7 %

Load Factor

74.7%

73.2%

         1.5 pts.

Block Hours

622,381

489,835

27.1 %

Departures

402,392

330,726

21.7 %

Stage Length

417

395

5.6 %

*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 199 regional jets and 82 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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