California Pacific Airlines will begin service on November 1, 2018 with flights within the state of California and to Nevada.
Based at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California (north of San Diego on the Southern California coast), the airline will launch with daily nonstop flights from Carlsbad to San Jose, California, and Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday service to Reno/Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
On November 15, thrice-weekly (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday) service will begin between Carlsbad and Las Vegas.
The airline operates a small fleet of 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 jets.
“Today’s announcement marks the culmination of a multi-year effort that will bring significant convenience in air travel between San Diego’s North County and the top western region destinations our community wants to fly to nonstop,” said California Pacific Airlines Chairman Ted Vallas.
“Our initial set of cities will address the needs of both business and leisure travelers 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.”
Mineta San Jose International Airport’s Director of Aviation John Aitken called Carlsbad “an in-demand destination for both tech and tourism.”