Startup California Pacific Airlines to operate Embraer 170s

California Pacific Airlines, a start-up regional airline based in Carlsbad, has completed the first phase of the Federal Aviation Administration process for commercial flight certification and is on course to begin service later in 2012 operating Embraer 170 aircraft to start.

The airline has leased their first two planes, which are expected to be delivered in March or April of 2012. A mid to late summer launch for the airline is planned. California Pacific Airlines, also to be known as CPAir, intends to operate from Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport in California. Initial service will be to San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.

The first two leased aircraft to be delivered to the airline are Embraer 170s with a future goal of moving the fleet to the Embraer 190 if demand and growth allows.

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