Pinnacle Airlines Reports September Traffic

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of Northwest
Airlines Corporation and operates as Northwest Airlink, today reported its
passenger traffic for September 2003.

Passengers carried increased 60.3 percent over September 2002. Revenue
Passenger Miles (RPMs) grew 70.0 percent, with Available Seat Miles (ASMs)
expanding by 60.2 percent. Passenger load factor for September 2003 was
65.2 percent.

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. operates an all-jet fleet consisting of 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
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