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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Pinnacle Airlines Corp. announced Thursday that its headquarters will relocate to Minnesota.

Pinnacle's operation will be located in vacant space leased by Delta Air Lines on Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport property.

"We had the responsibility to explore every aspect of our business to find opportunities to reduce costs, including evaluating our property leases, to find the most economical options for Pinnacle," said president and CEO of Pinnacle Airlines John Spanjers in a press release.

"Our analysis covered everything from the available labor pool and operational alignment to economic incentives. Both Memphis and the State of Minnesota presented very strong cases. In the end, it was an economic decision."

Pinnacle presently occupies 170,000 square feet at One Commerce Square in downtown Memphis, which houses approximately 500 employees. Tentative plans call for the move to Minnesota to be completed by May 2013.

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Pinnacle Airlines Headquarters relocating to Minnesota

Pinnacle Airlines Corp.  announced Thursday that its headquarters will relocate to Minnesota. 

The decision came after an exhaustive evaluation of the most cost-effective option as the Company emerges from Chapter 11. 

The present headquarters location in Memphis, Tenn. was also evaluated.
Pinnacle's operation will be located in vacant space leased by Delta Air Lines on Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport property.
We had the responsibility to explore every aspect of our business to find opportunities to reduce costs, including evaluating our property leases, to find the most economical options for Pinnacle," said president and CEO of Pinnacle Airlines John Spanjers in a press release. 

"Our analysis covered everything from the available labor pool and operational alignment to economic incentives. Both Memphis and the State of Minnesota presented very strong cases. In the end, it was an economic decision.

Pinnacle presently occupies 170,000 square feet at One Commerce Square in downtown Memphis, which houses approximately 500 employees. Tentative plans call for the move to Minnesota to be completed by May 2013.
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