Pinnacle Airlines Releases November Traffic

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., which is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Northwest Airlines Corporation (NASDQ: NWAC) and operates as Northwest Airlink, today reported its passenger traffic for November 2002.

Passengers carried increased 46.5% over November 2001. Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) grew 52.1% with Available Seat Miles (ASMs) expanding by 47.9%. As a result, passenger load factor was up 1.7 points to 62.4%. This is the tenth consecutive month Pinnacle has reported an increase in their passenger load factor.

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. operates Canadair Regional Jets from Northwest Airlines’ hubs in Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Memphis. Pinnacle has more than 2,400 employees and is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. For further information, please contact media relations at 612-726-2331 or visit our web-site at