December 21, 2018
California Pacific Airlines uses a small fleet of 50-seat regional jets made by Embraer. Photo courtesy of California Pacific Airlines
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In December, the airline suspended all January flights out of McClellan-Palomar Airport due to the nationwide pilot shortage.
After attempting for a decade to get the privately held commercial service airline off the ground, Ted Vallas’ California Pacific Airlines finally launched with its inaugural flight Nov. 2 out of Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport.