California Pacific Airlines has announced that it plans to start scheduled passenger services to various destinations from its Carlsbad base from 1 November this year.
The airline will fly nonstop routes between McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad and San Jose, California, and Reno-Lake Tahoe, starting 1 November and to Las Vegas from 15 November.
The San Jose route will operate 12-times weekly, Reno-Lake Tahoe four times a week, and Las Vegas will fly three flights a week.
The airline’s fleet will be made up of Embraer ERJ145s on the routes, operating from San Jose, Reno, and Las Vegas airports.
California Pacific’s chairman Ted Vallas said: “Our initial set of cities will address the needs of both business and leisure travellers from nearby McClellan-Palomar Airport. Passengers can spend less time fretting the drive to and from the airport, and spend more time enjoying their destination.”
California Pacific Airlines acquired Kennesaw, Georgia-based Aerodynamics in May and took over the latter’s FAA certification, allowing it to operate scheduled services. Aerodynamics still flies some routes in South Dakota and Colorado under the US Essential Air Service programme.
(Photo: Photographer: Ryan DiVita, California Pacific Airlines)