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The California Pacific E-170 which was returned to its lessor in 2017. The airline will now operate ERJ-145 aircraft (Photo: Hawaiian717 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20811316)

California Pacific Suspends All Flights from California

Just before the start of the new year, Carlsbad, California-based California Pacific Airlines cancelled all of its California flights. The airline cited a lack of pilots and the general pilot shortage in the industry for the suspension of flights, but noted that it hoped to resume flights in February. Currently, this affects the airline's Southern California operations, while its Essential Air Service (EAS) flight out of Denver will remain in operation. The news comes not long after California Pacific began…

California Pacific Airline Finally Takes Off

Startup airline California Pacific celebrated the commencement of its first flight this week. The one hour and 30 minute flight from Carlsbad, California's McClellan-Palomar Airport to San Jose was the first time the airline was able to get off the ground after years of unsuccessful attempts. Founded eight years ago…

California Pacific Sets Launch Date Following Years of Delays

For California Pacific Airlines, the long nine-year wait to commence operations is finally seeing a true start date. The airline-to-be has been attempting to start operations since 2011 but issues in getting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to sign off on allowing the carrier to operate saw the airline delay…