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Airline Pinnacle Airlines
Airline Pinnacle Airlines

Airline Pinnacle Airlines (Pinekl Airlines). Official site.


Aviation Company of the United States with headquarters in Memphis (Tennessee), United States.

Endeavor Air operates under two brands (brands) Delta Connection, and Northwest Airlink mainline aircraft on Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines, respectively.

Aviation Company uses as its main hub airports in Memphis International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport International Airport Minneapolis / St Paul.



Aviation Company Express Airlines I was formed in February 1985 years for passenger air service between small municipalities and large hubs of the country. Aviation Company signed the first partnership agreement in May 1985 year with Republic Airlines, which was the main operator in the Memphis International Airport and attracted for small regional carriers in the air lines of local importance, mainly for the release of their own jets Douglas DC-9 for their application on more routes and length of passenger traffic congestion.

In May 1985 year Express Airlines I provide air communication with the three cities of Memphis, flights performed by aircraft Handley Page Jetstream, and over the next five months, the company's route network increased to ten cities that are served by nine aircraft Handley Page Jetstream and two Saab 340.

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December 15 1985 years between aviation companies signed a second code-sharing operations on the other hub - International Airport Minneapolis / St Paul. To celebrate the first anniversary of the Express Airlines I applied 20 aircraft Handley Page Jetstream aircraft and seven Saab 340 32 on routes to cities. Backbone airline company Northwest Airlines Spring 1986 year announced its intention to buy Republic Airlines, which was implemented in October 1 1986, after the passage of regulatory procedures for the approval and ratification of the merger transaction by shareholders of both aircraft carriers companies.

Express Airlines I during the first ten years to build its network, which covers the cities 56 in the Middle West and the US in the south-eastern part of the country. 1 April 1997, a private aviation company Express Airlines I was bought by Northwest Airlines, becoming fully its subsidiary. Absorption aircraft carrier resulted in a structural change of the route network with an offset center of gravity transportation hub in Memphis and transfer back in August 1997 years the headquarters of aviation companies.

Express Airlines I 7 May 1999 year announced a mass transition to the company's fleet of air jets Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), which operated at that time in Northwest Airlines. It was about 42 aircraft CRJ, whose delivery Express Airlines I began in April 2000, the first regular flight was performed on June 1 2000 years from Greensville County-Spartanburg (South Carolina).

Aviation company has deployed three of its service life for aircraft Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet: Maintenance (after-sales service), Repair (repair), and Overhaul (overhaul). The first unit is permanently based in Knoxville (TN), and can serve up to four planes in enclosed hangars. Base in Knoxville plan to upgrade to the level of all service maintenance procedures CRJ (repair, maintenance, repair). Other units for overhaul and repair CRJ are currently in Fort Wayne and South Bend, Indiana.

Aviation Company 8 May 2002 year changed its name to Pinnacle Airlines. Radio call carrier was call «FLAGSHIP», used to 1985 years since the call «PINNACLE» has been designated for a different charter company from Arkansas. Pinnacle Airlines in November 2003 has passed corporatisation process, placing its shares on the NASDAQ and get your own code in the listing of shares PNCL. Aviation company at this time was working in cities 124 US under the brand name Northwest Airlink.

Pinnacle Airlines 18 2007 year in January announced the acquisition of aviation company Colgan Air, which will retain after the merger unchanged its network. Buying Colgan Air has cost almost 20 million dollars and had a strategic objective to obtain access to a partnership agreement with Colgan Air trunk aviation company US Airways, Continental Airlines, United Airlines.

On March 2007 years as the company employed 3436 employees.

Pinnacle Airlines 4 2008 January, the aircraft became an independent company by buying its own preferred shares of Class A at Northwest Airlines. The acquisition of shares took place before the acquisition of Northwest Airlines air company Delta Air Lines ..

Fleet Pinnacle Airlines is currently in the process of repainting the aircraft CRJ-200 livery of the brand in the Northwest Airlink brand livery Delta Connection, the whole procedure takes about rebranding aircraft 16 months.



Pinnacle Airlines and Northwest Airlines 21 2006 December, signed a new partnership agreement, in accordance with which the fleet of 124 jets Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet runs until the summer of 2017 years in the regional areas of NWA. The contract sees the reconfiguration of passenger cabins CRJ-200 76-in and layout of the local seats.

The contract also stated that if the leadership of the Association of Airline Pilots and Pinnacle Airlines in March 31 2007 years can not come with drivers for a new collective agreement, the Northwest Airlines reserves the right to exclude from contract to 17 aircraft CRJ-200 between aviation companies. Since this period came and there was signed a new contract, NWA has carried out its own implementation of the right to withdraw 17 aircraft CRJ-200 of the contract, reducing the size of the working fleet of two aircraft per month. All units 17 CRJ-200 in the final result were withdrawn from the fleet of Pinnacle Airlines and transferred to the operational management of the aviation company Mesaba Airlines in 2008 year.

Guide Northwest Airlines under the provisions of that agreement allowed Pinnacle Airlines work with other carriers, and the new subsidiary airline company Colgan Air in January 2008, the commencement of the regular flights from Newark Liberty International Airport under the name Continental Connection trunk aviation company Continental Airlines. Colgan Air, operating under the name Continental Connection, also performs flights on 34-seater aircraft Saab 340 from Houston Intercontinental Airport in the city of Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana. Aviation company Colgan Air under the partnership agreement with Continental Airlines will start regular passenger transport on 74-bed dorm plane Bombardier Q400 primarily on the route between Newark (Liberty) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (Canada). This marketing move aimed at creating a tough competition of the Canadian regional aircraft company Porter Airlines, which opens the regular route Newark Toronto on the same aircraft Bombardier Q400.

Pinnacle Airlines 30 April 2007 has signed a ten-year contract for the use of the brand Delta Connection carrier aviation by Delta Air Lines, in which it was ordered 16 aircraft Bombardier CRJ-900. In November 2007 year began shipping CRJ-900 and were fulfilled by May 2009 years. The first batch of aircraft launched scheduled flights from the International Airport to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson. Guide Pinnacle Airlines 10 June 2008 year announced the cancellation of the contract with 31 July 2008 year because of failure to make changes in the route schedule aviation company that goes beyond the code-share agreement, but 18 July 2008, management Delta announced a supplementary agreement reached between the aeronautical companies, in agreement with that Pinnacle Airlines continues to work under the terms of the original contract.


The route network of aviation companies

Navy aviation company Pinnacle Airlines operates four of its own hubs at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Memphis International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and International Airport Minneapolis / St Paul. The company produces passenger transportation in more than 110 39 cities in the states of Canada and the US, performing at the same time more than eight flights a day.

Basic data:

  • Country Airlines: United States Pinnacle Airlines (Airline Pinekl Airlines). Official site..
  • Regional Air Lines US aviation company NorthwestAirlines.
  • Year of occurrence airlines: 1985.
  • IATA airline code: 9E.
  • ICAO airline code: FLG.


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