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Old Feb 6, 07, 8:27 am
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There are two seperate things here:

Pinnacle Holdings - the parent company that has two subsidiaries

1) Pinnacle Airlines - Operates as Northwest Airlink, operating 141 CRJ-200's that are subleased from Northwest Airlines. NW maintains the leases on these aircraft. NW more or less, in one shape or form, controls this subsidary.

2) Colgan Airlines - recently purchased this privately owned company, primarily used to diversify their portfolio. Operates as Continental Connection out of IAH with Saab 340's, United Express from IAD with Saab 340's, and USAirways Express in the Northeast with Saab 340's & B-1900's. Now they will also operate Q400's for Continental out of EWR. Colgan maintains the leases on these aircraft.

Up until a few weeks ago, Pinnacle Holdings had nothing other than Pinnacle Airlines (NW Airlink). The media is confusing this none the less, its not the same subsidary of Pinnacle Holdings that is flying for NW & the others.
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