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Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. Releases July Performance Data


Pinnacle Airlines

2008-08-13 10:00:00

MEMPHIS, TN–(EMWNews – August 13, 2008) – Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL) today

released capacity and operational results for its Pinnacle Airlines, Inc.

subsidiary for July 2008.

                                             July Performance


                                  2008            2007           Change

                              ------------    ------------    -----------

Passengers                         925,164         914,606            1.2%

Load Factor                           79.9%           80.7%     (0.8) pts

ASMs (000)                         549,332         529,518            3.7%

RPMs (000)                         439,189         427,335            2.8%

Departures                          22,753          23,086           (1.4)%

Block Hours                         37,188          37,562           (1.0)%


    CRJ-200                            125             139          (10.1)%

    CRJ-900                             11               -            100%

                                          Year-To-Date Performance


                                     2008           2007         Change

                                 -----------    -----------    -----------

Passengers                         6,076,013      5,755,519            5.6%

Load Factor                             77.1%          76.3%       0.8 pts

ASMs (000)                         3,665,457      3,495,076            4.9%

RPMs (000)                         2,825,898      2,667,835            5.9%

Departures                           156,542        154,121            1.6%

Block Hours                          261,300        254,385            2.7%

The average length of a Pinnacle flight was 470 statute miles compared to

462 statute miles in July 2007.

The term “block hours” refers to the elapsed time between an aircraft

leaving a gate and arriving at a gate.

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 136 regional jets in the United States

and Canada as Northwest Airlink and Delta Connection. Colgan Air, Inc.

operates a fleet of 60 regional turboprops as Continental Connection,

United Express and US Airways Express. Pinnacle Airlines Corp. operating

units fly over 1,000 daily flights and transport more than 10 million

passengers a year to 140 cities and towns in North America. Visit 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 may 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.

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