Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Releases September Performance Data

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Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Releases September Performance Data

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Releases September Performance Data

PR Newswire

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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