Pinnacle Airlines Reports October Traffic

PRNewswire-FirstCall MEMPHIS, Tenn. Nov. 13 :

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

Passengers carried increased 65.6 percent over October 2002. Revenue
Passenger Miles (RPMs) grew 81.2 percent, with Available Seat Miles (ASMs)
expanding by 63.7 percent. Passenger load factor for October 2003 was 62.9
percent, up 6.7 points, year over year.
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
media relations at 612- 726-2331 or visit our web-site at .