Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Adding New Route To San Diego Area

A new route out of the heat straight to sunny San Diego will now be offered. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport announced on Tuesday that they are adding a San Diego-area route from their airport.

California Pacific Airlines has begun promoting its new route between Phoenix-Mesa and Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar’s Airport. McClellan-Palomar is located approximately 35 miles north of San Diego.

“They’re going to be doing service six days a week and hopefully as demand increases they’ll do additional flights,” Phoenix-Mesa spokesman Ryan Smith told a Phoenix radio station.

While ticket prices weren’t announced with the route addition, a search on the airline’s website found that flights will be $129 each way.

“They do look like they are looking to be as competitive as possible with some of the legacy carriers that fly out of Sky Harbor,” Smith said.

Available six days a week from Monday through Saturday, the flights will be through 50-seat Embraer 145 regional jets and will last just over one hour. Customers can purchase tickets through either California Pacific’s website or via phone by calling 855-505-9394. 

Carlsbad has become the third new destination from Phoenix-Mesa announced within the past month. Discount-carrier Swoop based out of Canada announced new service between Phoenix-Mesa and Edmonton, while Allegiant Air revealed it would begin flights from Gateway to southern Utah’s St. George Regional Airport. 

“The growth out here has been phenomenal, and we’re just excited that more and more people are finding out that Gateway is an easy place to fly into and out of, and we’ll continue to look to add service,” Smith said.


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