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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 04, 2018

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Adds Third New Airline in One Month with Nonstop Service to Carlsbad/San Diego
Southern California is one of most requested destinations by Phoenix area travelers

Mesa, Arizona – Growth continues at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) as California Pacific Airlines (CPA) announces new nonstop service to McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California. This announcement makes CPA the third airline to announce new service from Gateway Airport in the last month.

“We are delighted to announce this addition to our inaugural schedule,” remarked California Pacific Airlines EVP and COO Mickey Bowman. “Similar to our base in Carlsbad, the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport offers no hassle, easy access to the Valley of the Sun from a fantastic facility in the Phoenix East Valley.”

“Gateway Airport is known for being Just Plane Easy,” said Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy, Chair of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. “Travelers now have an easy and affordable way to get to Southern California from the Phoenix East Valley.”

The Carlsbad/San Diego Region is one of the most frequently-requested destinations by travelers in the Greater Phoenix area. Beginning on November 15th, CPA will offer six weekly departures using 50-seat Embraer 145 regional jet aircraft. Tickets can be booked at or by phone at 855-505-9394.

“Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is pleased to add California Pacific Airlines to its growing list of domestic and international air carriers”, said Executive Director J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E. “The Carlsbad/San Diego area is an extremely popular destination for residents across Greater Phoenix. We are confident that this new nonstop service on California Pacific Airlines will be very successful.”

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Media Contact:
Ryan Smith, Director of Communications and Government Relations
Phone: 480-988-7617