California Pacific Airlines Grounded

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  1. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    The commercial airline that plans to fly out of Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport is seeing another big delay.

    The Federal Aviation Administration has informed California Pacific Airlines that it will not be able to review its latest application to fly until at least next year.

    The delay is so lengthy that California Pacific has furloughed all employees and suspended operations until it hears back from the federal agency, Chief Executive John Selvaggio said Tuesday, adding that he has returned to his Florida home. It’s the latest setback for California Pacific, first proposed in 2010 by owner Ted Vallas of Rancho Santa Fe.

    The airline plans to provide commercial service to such regional destinations as San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Phoenix and eventually Cabo San Lucas. A 72-seat Embraer regional jet landed to fanfare in summer 2012 but has been idled during a series of disputes with the federal agency.

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  2. Betty Boop

    Betty Boop Gold Member

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    Not good news. This airport and additional service could help the area greatly.

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