Cal Jet Air by Elite Airways offers daily scheduled service since September 28 out of McClellan Palomar Airport Carlsbad (CLD). Starting with 2 flights per day to Las Vegas, this new service will save North County residents hours of commute time. This is a monumental breakthrough for Carlsbad since this will be the first regularly scheduled jet service ever offered.
The airport was previously served by United Express with flights operated by SkyWest Airlines. In May 2015, United Express ended service to the airport due to the phaseout of their Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia turboprop aircraft as SkyWest then transitioned to all regional jet fleet with these aircraft requiring a runway longer than the airport’s minimal runway length
Reporter Maarten Van Den Driessche celebrates his birthday at Carlsbad Airport in 2015
The new flight will be operated by Bombardier CRJ700 luxury jets Each jet will feature Seven first class seats, and fifty eight coach seats with flights to Las Vegas starting at only $69 each way.
— Cal Jet by Elite Air (@CalJetElite) September 14, 2017
The owners of Cal Jet LLC are former airline and travel executives who have partnered with Elite Airways to expand services throughout the U.S.
“We know this will greatly benefit the airport, passengers and greater North San Diego County with positive new business development and employment opportunities”