One Of America’s Newest Airlines Is Already Suspending Operations

Troubling travel news from the west coast: one of the country’s newest airlines is already suspending operations.

California Pacific Airways has only been around for about two months, but the carrier has just released a statement saying that all flights out of its base in McClellan – Palomar Airport (CLD) in Carlsbad, California will be canceled until further notice.

The airline cites a lack of pilots as the reason for the suspension and has stated that “there is full intent to resume flights from Carlsbad as soon as pilot levels are adequate to support the daily scheduled flights.”

All tickets purchased for travel through January will be automatically refunded to customers. The airline has also suggested that the issue may be resolved within two weeks, though its 97-year-old founder and CEO Ted Vallas hasn’t given any definite dates.

Here’s hoping that the airline can rustle up enough pilots to keep flying in 2019.