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Colgan Air, Inc. Releases April Performance Data

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its Colgan Air, Inc. subsidiary for April 2010.
/ Source: MarketWire

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today released capacity and operational results for its Colgan Air, Inc. subsidiary for April 2010.

 April 2010 Performance ----------------------------------- 2010 2009 Change ---------- ---------- ----------- Passengers 228,181 223,857 1.9% Available Seat Miles (000) 91,429 88,935 2.8% Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 56,931 52,466 8.5% Load Factor 62.3% 59.0% 3.3 pts. Block Hours 10,621 11,278 (5.8)% Departures 8,729 9,045 (3.5)% Fleet SAAB 340 34 34 0.0% Q400 14 14 0.0% Year-To-Date Performance ----------------------------------- 2010 2009 Change ---------- ---------- ----------- Passengers 783,160 800,410 (2.2)% Available Seat Miles (000) 332,089 349,422 (5.0)% Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 190,530 184,775 3.1% Load Factor 57.4% 52.9% 4.5 pts. Block Hours 40,572 45,189 (10.2)% Departures 32,817 36,133 (9.2)% 

The average length of a Colgan flight was 230 statute miles compared to 221 statute miles in April 2009.

About Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL), an airline holding company, is the parent company of Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. and Colgan Air, Inc. Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. operates a fleet of 142 regional jets under Delta brands in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Colgan Air, Inc. operates a fleet of 48 regional turboprops as Continental Connection, United Express and US Airways Express. Pinnacle Airlines Corp. operating units fly more than 1,280 daily flights and transport 13 million passengers a year to 152 cities and towns in North America. The corporate headquarters is located in Memphis, Tenn. Airport hub operations are located in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Newark, Washington Dulles, Houston, Memphis and Minneapolis. Visit www.pncl.com for more information.

This press release contains various forward-looking statements based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable; it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available to investors at our web site or online from the Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove erroneous, actual results September vary materially from results that were anticipated or projected. The Company does not intend to update these forward-looking statements before its next required filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact: Joe Williams 901-346-6162