CARLSBAD–The newly arrived California Pacific Airlines is showing off its first airplane at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad.
The Embraer 170 landed in Carlsbad on last Friday, and is one of three aircraft planned for North County’s newest commercial airline.
The twin-engine jet can accommodate up to 72 passengers. It features two seats on either side of the center aisle, and it can land and come to a full stop using just over half of the runway.
“This is great news for North County,” says County Supervisor Bill Horn. “California Pacific Airlines will bring more jobs and more revenue to the area, and that’s what we need more of.”
By the end of the year or early 2013, California Pacific plans to run three non-stop flights-a-day to Las Vegas, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento and Phoenix. It will also fly three times-per-week to Cabo San Lucas.