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.