California Pacific Airlines has announced plans to start scheduled passenger services from its Carlsbad base from November 1.
The airline will fly nonstop routes between McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad and San Jose, California, and Reno-Lake Tahoe, Nevada starting November 1, and to Las Vegas from November 15.
The San Jose service will operate 12-times weekly, Reno-Lake Tahoe four times per week, and Las Vegas launches with three flights each week.
California Pacific’s chairman Ted Vallas said the 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 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.”
The airline will use 50-seat Embraer ERJ145s on the routes, operating from the passenger terminals at the San Jose, Reno, and Las Vegas airports. California Pacific acquired Kennesaw, Georgia-based Aerodynamics in May and took over the latter’s FAA certification, allowing it to operate scheduled passenger services. Aerodynamics continues flying a limited number of routes in South Dakota and Colorado under the US Essential Air Service programme.