Start up California Pacific Airlines plans Vegas route
California Pacific Airlines, a start-up based in San Diego county, has included a Las Vegas route in its plans when it launches services in early 2012 (Las Vegas Journal Review, 21-Jun-2011). The carrier plans to operate four daily services using E-170 equipment however it is still going through the certification process with the FAA. California Pacific Airlines will compete with Southwest Airlines on the San Diego-Las Vegas route. Southwest currently has a monopoly on the route after US Airways pulled out in late-2009.