Pinnacle traffic grew 1.4% in February

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US regional operator Pinnacle Airlines has posted a 1.4% year-on-year growth in passenger traffic in February across its three subsidiaries.

Capacity declined 4.5%, driving up the load factor by 4.1 percentage points to 70.1%.

Passenger numbers in the month rose 6.6% to 1.32 million passengers.

On a year-to-date basis, Pinnacle's traffic declined 5.6%. Capacity fell 9.6%, resulting in a load factor of 68.6%, up 2.9 percentage points. Passenger numbers rose 0.3% to 2.63 million.

Pinnacle is the holding company of Pinnacle Airlines, Mesaba Aviation and Colgan Air.