Mesaba Aviation announces July performance data

Pinnacle Airlines Corporation has released capacity and operational results for its Mesaba Aviation subsidiary for July 2010.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) totalled 328,666,000, a 4.9% decrease on July 2009’s figure of 345,560,000. Available seat miles (ASMs), however, were cut by 6.9% to 405,247,000 from 435,231,000 last July.

These figures resulted in a load factor increase of 1.7 percentage points to 81.1% in July 2010 from 79.4% in the respective month last year. The airline carried 581,961 passengers in July 2010 compared with 657,108 carried 12 months previously, an 11.4% decrease.

The only fleet change over the two periods was a reduction in Saab 340s to 32 in July 2010 from 49 last July. The airline also flew 19 CRJ200s and 41 CRJ900s in July 2009 and July 2010.

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