A Lego-themed cake was made at Reno-Tahoe Airport on 2 November to celebrate the opening of California Pacific Airlines’ service from Carlsbad. Pictured with the cake are Ted Vallas, CEO of California Pacific Airlines, and Marily Mora, President and CEO of Reno-Tahoe Airport. The airline will operate four weekly flights on the sector.
- California Pacific Airlines launched its first-ever operations from Carlsbad (CLD) on 1 November, initiating a 12 times weekly service to San Jose (SJC), while the following day it initiated a four times weekly link to Reno-Tahoe (RNO), while it will also begin flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix-Mesa in the coming weeks. “When the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority was presented with the opportunity to enhance our already strong air service options to southern California, we saw Carlsbad as another viable alternative for a growing northern Nevada community and a great complement to Southwest Airlines’ successful flights between Reno-Tahoe and San Diego,” said Marily Mora, President and CEO of Reno Airport. The airline will operate both 631- and 742-kilometre routes to San Jose and Reno-Tahoe using its ERJ 145s, of which it currently operates four. Neither route will face direct competition.