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California Pacific Airlines ceased operations in 2019.

About California Pacific Airlines

California Pacific Airlines was an American regional airline headquartered in Carlsbad, California founded by Ted Vallas in 2009. California Pacific Airlines was based at McClellan-Palomar Airport and flew to 8 destinations. In 2018 the airline announced that it was suspending operations in California and at the beginning of 2019, California Pacific Airlines ceased its operations.


California Pacific Airlines flew to a handful of destinations across the United States including:

  • Reno, NV
  • San Jose, CA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Carlsbad, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Pierre, SD
  • Watertown, SD


Carry-on Baggage

California Pacific Airlines allowed passengers to bring one small personal item such as a purse, a briefcase, a computer or a small backpack.

Prohibited items had to be stored in checked baggage, including any fluid exceeding 100ml. If passengers were to travel with any fluid, it had to be within 100ml and packed in a plastic bag for airport security check.

Checked Baggage

California Pacific Airlines permitted passengers 3 pieces of free checked luggage. 2 of these could be checked at the check-in desk, and 1 for gate-check.

The first piece of checked luggage could not exceed 62 inches in combined dimensions (length + width + height). Any additional piece could not exceed 55 inches.

No piece of luggage could exceed 50 pounds in weight. Any bag which exceeded this weight limit would be charged excess baggage fees.

Check-in Information

Online Check-in

California Pacific Airlines didn't offer online check-in.

Airport Check-in

We advised that passengers arrived at least 3 hours prior to the flight departure time.

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Frequent Flyer Program

California Pacific Airlines didn't offer a frequent flyer programme in which passengers could earn and spend points on flights.

Airline Alliance

California Pacific Airlines wasn't a member of any airline alliance.

Hub Airport

McClellan–Palomar Airport

McClellan–Palomar Airport (CLD) was the hub for California Pacific Airlines. The airport is located southeast of Carlsbad in San Diego County, California. This airport has 1 runway.


California Pacific Airlines fleet consisted of an Embraer E135, Embraer E145 and an Embraer E170 aircraft.

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California Pacific Airlines ceased its operations in 2019. This means that you can no longer buy flights with California Pacific Airlines. However, there are a number of other airlines that fly a similar route to California Pacific Airlines including American Airlines, JetBlue, Frontier Airlines and many more.