If you fly to or from the San Diego area, there will be a brand new airline to choose from starting in November. California Pacific Airlines has announced its plans to serve Carlsbad (CLD) airport with three initial new nonstop destinations.
California Pacific Airlines Announces Service Launch in Carlsbad
From its home base in Carlsbad (CLD), California Pacific Airlines will fly to and from Las Vegas (LAS), Reno (RNO), and San Jose (SJC). This will provide a great opportunity for those who live north of San Diego to fly out of a less congested airport and not have to deal with the gridlock traffic around San Diego.
In a press release from Monday, August 27, Chairman Ted Vallas stated, "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."
Beginning November 1, California Pacific Airlines will fly 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 aircraft twice per day between Carlsbad (CLD) and San Jose (SJC). Flights between Carlsbad (CLD) and Reno (RNO) commence on November 2, and will operate once per day on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Starting November 15, flights between Carlsbad (CLD) and Las Vegas (LAS) will operate once per day on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Although initial airfares are not as low as other airlines that are competing in these markets, such as Alaska, Delta, Southwest, United, and Spirit, California Pacific Airlines does not have any extra fees that some of these other airlines charge, and the added bonus of flying to or from a more convenient airport may be worth the extra money.
Flights are not currently bookable on third-party search engines, but if you head over to mycpair.com, you'll find the following intro airfares available to book for travel on pretty much every date when there are flights through August of next year. Fares can also be purchased one-way for half the roundtrip price.
Carlsbad to San Jose $198 roundtrip
Carlsbad to Las Vegas $198 roundtrip
Carlsbad to Reno $298 roundtrip
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Header image courtesy of California Pacific Airlines.