Pinnacle Airlines reported a third-quarter net loss of $21.4 million and an operating loss of $32.4 million, which company officials attributed to an after-tax charge of $34.5 million for items related to the recent bankruptcy filings of Northwest Airlines and Mesaba Airlines. The Northwest Airlink carrier posted a net income of $12.6 million in the year-ago period. Excluding the charge, Pinnacle reported pro forma net income of $13.1 million for the 2005 quarter. "We faced a strike by ...

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