New Pacific Airways Ends Scheduled Flights, Shifts To Charters

New Pacific Airways, previously referred to as Northern Pacific Airways, is the strangest airline at the moment working in the USA. Whereas the airline was initially presupposed to fly from Alaska to Asia, for the previous a number of months it has as an alternative been flying practically empty planes from Ontario to Reno and Nashville… as one does.

@IshrionA reviews on how there’s now a significant replace, as New Pacific Airways is discontinuing scheduled flights, and is as an alternative shifting its focus to charters.

New Pacific Airways cuts Nashville & Reno flights

For some background, in the summertime of 2023, New Pacific Airways (on the time referred to as Northern Pacific Airways) operated a single route 3x weekly, between Ontario (ONT) and Las Vegas (LAS). That route was reduce as of December 2023. At that time the airline launched two new routes, and for the previous a number of months has been flying:

  • 2x weekly between Ontario (ONT) and Reno (RNO)
  • 2x weekly between Ontario (ONT) and Nashville (BNA)

The airline has now reduce these routes as nicely. As of March 21, 2024, New Pacific reduce its Reno flights, whereas as of April 5, 2024, New Pacific will reduce its Nashville flights. That can mark the tip of recurrently scheduled passenger service for the airline, at the very least for now.

Every thing about this case is simply weird. As a reminder, the airline initially deliberate to fly from Anchorage to Tokyo, Osaka, and Seoul, however ended up flying from Anchorage to Las Vegas, Nashville, and Reno. Discuss a pivot!

I simply don’t perceive what the corporate’s administration was even pondering with launching these routes. The flights had been persistently practically empty, so should you’re going to fly a airplane with the objective of minimizing losses, these don’t appear to be the routes that you just’d add.

New Pacific Airways claims that it nonetheless intends to lastly launch transpacific flights in 2024, although there’s no apparent progress with that really taking place. In the meantime Ravn Alaska, the provider’s dad or mum firm, is within the strategy of restructuring, and has been shedding employees.

New Pacific Airways is ending scheduled flights

New Pacific Airways will now concentrate on constitution flights

Though New Pacific Airways is ending scheduled passenger service, the airline claims that it’s not going out of enterprise. As an alternative, the airline might be providing constitution companies, in partnership with Elevation Aviation Group. I imply, I don’t even know what to make of the press launch about this, which begins with:

New Pacific Airways, a number one airline primarily based in Anchorage, Alaska, is happy to announce a strategic and unique partnership with Miami Seashore, Florida primarily based, Elevate Aviation Group, a famend personal aviation companies supplier.

I’m sorry, however by what metric is New Pacific Airways a number one airline? The one metric I can consider is that the airline is main with the bottom load issue of any scheduled airline in the USA.

Then the press launch continues as follows:

The unique relationship between New Pacific Airways and Elevate Aviation Group is poised to redefine the panorama of personal aviation, providing unparalleled entry, flexibility, and luxurious to discerning vacationers. This partnership brings collectively the experience and sources of two trade leaders, reinforcing their dedication to delivering distinctive experiences for shoppers around the globe.

New Pacific Airways is redefining the panorama of personal aviation and is providing “luxurious to discerning vacationers” with its previous, former American Boeing 757s? Guys, this isn’t the Qatar Govt fleet…

Right here’s how New Pacific Airways CEO Rob McKinney describes the partnership:

“At New Pacific Airways, we’re devoted to redefining the requirements of aviation companies. Our partnership with Elevate Aviation Group is a testomony to our dedication to offering unparalleled journey experiences. Collectively, we are going to set new benchmarks for excellence within the personal aviation sector.”

Discuss fluff, eh?

New Pacific Airways Boeing 757 cabin

Backside line

As of early April 2024, New Pacific Airways is totally discontinuing recurrently scheduled flights. The airline has already reduce its Ontario to Reno service, and can shortly be reducing its Ontario to Nashville service. Remember that that is the airline that originally wished to attach Anchorage with Asia.

New Pacific Airways claims it can now be specializing in constitution flights as an alternative. Nonetheless, with dad or mum firm Ravn Alaska restructuring, one has to marvel how for much longer this airline will be sustained. I nonetheless can’t wrap my head round how the airline has been so poorly run…

What do you make of New Pacific Airways’ state of affairs?

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