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California Pacific Airlines Plans Spring Launch Date

CP Air hopes to be flying in and out of Carlsbad by March 2013.

Many Patch readers have asked us to keep them posted as to when CP Air will start taking reservations for flights in and out of McClellan-Palomar Airport. CP Air is currently waiting for reglulatory approval to offer non-stop jet service to California, Nevada, Arizona, and Mexico.

Tom Morrow, senior vice president of communications for CP Air recently provided Carlsbad Patch with an update on the new airline and his company's thoughts on having specials for Carlsbad residents. 

Morrow wrote in an email:

The latest information I can give you as to our status is we should realize certification by late December or early January. At this time there are no plans for specific marketing, however as we get closer to launch, which should be by March, we will be offering a number of opportunities for local residents to travel to our various destinations.

The delays we have experienced up until now are primarily due to working through the long list of requirements by the FAA and the Department of Transportation.

We'll keep you posted as we work toward full certification. It's going to happen, but we can move only as fast as governmental requirements allow us to move.

Skip Stein October 23, 2012 at 05:43 PM
CP Air will be a positive addition to the Palomar airport services. With destination flights, rather than jus commuter operations, CP Air should attract a new clientele, happy with the local aspect of air service. We can't wait... Skip Stein
John Mathews January 04, 2013 at 06:09 PM
I just heard that they fired there whole operations team. Looks like things are not going well over there.

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