Category Archives: California Pacific Airlines

The Coast News: California Pacific Airlines is in negotiations for new ownership

Paragon Partners is in negotiations to acquire a majority share of grounded California Pacific Airlines.

Robert Nisi is the head of the acquisition group according to the report by The Coast News Group.

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California Pacific Airlines suspends all operations

California Pacific Airlines Embraer ERJ 145ER (EMB-145ER) N286SK (msn 145443) CLD (James Helbock). Image: 945577.

California Pacific Airlines, which suspended its Carlsbad (CRQ) operations on December 22, 2018, has now suspended all operations.

The airline announced on January 18, 2019 that it was dropping EAS service on the Watertown – Pierre – Denver route.

The airline is hoping to find new investors and restore service late this year.

Top Copyright Photo: California Pacific Airlines Embraer ERJ 145ER (EMB-145ER) N286SK (msn 145443) CLD (James Helbock). Image: 945577.

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California Pacific Airlines suspends Carlsbad operations

California Pacific Airlines Embraer ERJ 145ER (EMB-145ER) N286SK (msn 145443) CLD (James Helbock). Image: 944866.

California Pacific Airlines has made this announcement:

California Pacific Airlines has temporarily suspended Carlsbad flights and ticket sales due to being impacted by the nationwide pilot shortage. We are in the process of training new qualified pilots who will allow us to relaunch services soon. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to flying again soon. January flights will be refunded.

For the record, California Pacific operated the last flight from Carlsbad, CA on December 22, 2018.

Top Copyright Photo: California Pacific Airlines Embraer ERJ 145ER (EMB-145ER) N286SK (msn 145443) CLD (James Helbock). Image: 944866.

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California Pacific finally launches operations from Carlsbad, CA

California Pacific Airlines on November 1, 2018 was finally able to launch operations from Carlsbad, CA. Owner Ted Vallas, age 97, was finally able to celebrate the launch of his newest airline.

The first routes from Carlsbad flew to San Jose and Reno. Service to Phoenix and Las Vegas starts on November 15.

The airline was able to launch operations after acquiring ADI.

California Pacific Airlines (CPA) service is operated by Aerodynamics, Inc. (ADI), a certified FAA 121 Air Carrier (Cert# BUEA634C) offering scheduled flights and large aircraft operations. ADI has safely and securely served the aviation industry for 58 years and operates a fleet of 50-seat ERJ 145 regional jets throughout the U.S.

All images by CPA.

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California Pacific Airlines adds Mesa, Arizona

California Pacific Airlines (CPA) which earlier this week announced the details of its inaugural west coast service, today announced it will add PhoenixMesa, Arizona to its growing list of destinations served from its base of McClellan – Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California.

 

CPA service to the Phoenix metro area will commence November 15, 2018.  CPA will be announcing additional western routes in the near future.

The initial flight schedule between Carlsbad and PhoenixMesa, effective November 15, 2018 will consist of one round trip each week day with a single round trip each Saturday.

Flights from Carlsbad to Phoenix-Mesa, AZ

Flights from Phoenix-Mesa, AZ to Carlsbad

Depart

Arrive

Frequency

Depart

Arrive

Frequency

2:30 pm

4:35 pm

MO, TU, WE, TH, FR

5:05 pm

5:15 pm

MO, TU, WE, TH, FR

10:45 am

12:50 pm

SA

1:20 pm

1:30 pm

SA

California Pacific Airlines (CPA) service is operated by Aerodynamics, Inc. (ADI), a certified FAA 121 Air Carrier (Cert# BUEA634C).

Photo: CPA.

California Pacific Airlines announces its inaugural schedule and fares

California Pacific Airlines Embraer ERJ 145 N286SK (msn 145443) (California Pacific). Image: 943324.

California Pacific Airlines (CPA) today announced the details of its inaugural west coast service that will commence November 1, 2018. Flying from its base at the McClellan – Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California, CPA will initially offer service to the communities of San Jose, CA; and RenoLake Tahoe, NV.  On November 15th CPA will add service to Las Vegas, NV.  CPA will be announcing additional western routes in the near future. CPA will offer a variety of competitive fares on all flights, seating may be limited.

“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,” remarked California Pacific Airlines Chairman Ted Vallas. He continued, “California Pacific Airlines will bring the north county a new-found convenience in air travel options.  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.”

CP Air will initially operate 50-seat, Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft on the four nonstop routes. The scheduled, commercial-service flights will operate from the passenger terminals at airports in San Jose, Reno, and Las Vegas.

The initial flight schedule between Carlsbad and San Jose, effective November 1, 2018 will consist of two round trips each week day with a single round trip each Saturday and Sunday.

Flights from Carlsbad to San Jose                           

Flights from San Jose to Carlsbad

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Arrive

Frequency

Depart     

Arrive    

Frequency

7:00 am 

8:15 am

MO, TU, WE, TH, FR, SA          

8:45 am 

10:00 am  

MO, TU, WE, TH, FR, SA

6:00 pm  

7:15 pm

SU, MO, TU, WE, TH, FR   

7:45 pm 

9:00 pm   

SU, MO, TU, WE, TH, FR

The initial flight schedule between Carlsbad and RenoLake Tahoe, effective November 1, 2018 will consist of a single round trip each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Flights from Carlsbad to Reno/Lake Tahoe            

Flights from Reno/Lake Tahoe to Carlsbad

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Arrive  

Frequency

Depart   

Arrive 

Frequency

10:30 am   

12:00 pm  

MO, WE, FR, SU

12:30 pm  

1:55 pm 

MO, WE, FR, SU    

The initial flight schedule between Carlsbad and Las Vegas, effective November 15, 2018 will consist of a single round trip Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Flights from Carlsbad to Las Vegas                     

Flights from Las Vegas to Carlsbad

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Arrive      

Frequency

Depart  

Arrive 

Frequency

10:45 am

11:55 am  

TU, TH          

12:40 pm 

 1:45 pm

TU, TH

2:30 pm  

3:40 pm   

SU                        

4:10 pm  

5:15 pm   

SU

California Pacific Airlines (CPA) service is operated by Aerodynamics, Inc. (ADI), a certified FAA 121 Air Carrier (Cert# BUEA634C) offering scheduled flights and large aircraft operations. ADI has safely and securely served the aviation industry for 58 years and operates a fleet of 50-seat regional jets throughout the U.S.

All images by California Pacific Airlines.

Aerodynamics, Inc. – ADI rebrands as California Pacific Airlines

Aerodynamics Inc. (ADI), the commercial airline with scheduled service and charter operations, is rebranding as California Pacific Airlines (CPA). The new branding will transition throughout the month of August with a planned September 1, 2018 launch of CPA branded flights.

On September 1, 2018 all flights will fly under the new trademark California Pacific Airlines. This includes the Essential Air Service (EAS) routes currently operated in South Dakota and Denver, CO. All CPA aircraft will transition to the new livery, and all airport stations will receive updated branding as well.

CPA is also pleased to announce the launch of its new reservation platform which replaces the Great Lakes system ADI previously used for its South Dakota routes.

All current ticket holders that purchased flights through CPA’s previous partner, Great Lakes, before August 1, 2018 will not experience any disruption with their flights.

In a related development, CPA has recently signed a lease with the McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA.  Carlsbad will serve as the base for CPA’s planned growth on the west coast.

“We should be announcing our initial service points, schedule and fares in the next week or so for the west coast operation,” commented CPA’s Mickey Bowman, Executive Vice President and COO.  He continued, “We have set a target of November 1, 2018 for our first flights from Carlsbad.  We will be holding job interviews to staff our Carlsbad pilot base in the next few weeks. This base will be unique in that we envision the pilots primarily flying same day trips, without the need to be away from family and friends for extended periods of time.   We anticipate hiring Mechanics and Ground Service Agents as well as we get a bit nearer the November 1st launch date.”

California Pacific Airlines (CPA) service is operated by Aerodynamics, Inc. (ADI), a certified FAA 121 Air Carrier (Cert# BUEA634C) offering scheduled flights and large aircraft operations. ADI has served the industry for 58 years without incident or accident. ADI operates a fleet of 50 seat regional jets throughout the U.S.

All images by ADI/California Pacific Airlines.