California Pacific Airlines Embraer E145 arriving at McClellan-Palomar (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

The Checkered History of McClellan-Palomar Airport

All airports have periods of growth and decline, but very few have such dramatic service changes, multiple times in a row. That’s exactly what has happened at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif., located roughly 30 miles north of San Diego. The airport has had four different carriers serve the airport over the past five years, all at different times. This article highlights recent developments at the lesser known San Diego area airport, including some successes and downfalls. United Express United…