Northern Pacific Airways (NP) is launching its first route and inaugural passenger flight this spring departing from Ontario International Airport, with a nonstop service to Las Vegas.
“This announcement today represents the achievement of a major milestone for Northern Pacific Airways,” said Rob McKinney, Northern Pacific Airways’ CEO.
“The airline now has a live flight schedule, purchasable tickets, and refurbished aircraft ready to go, and I can’t wait for passengers to meet our team onboard and fly with us.”
“I know that our weekend getaway flights will be an incredibly convenient and cost-effective way for people to enjoy themselves in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas,” said McKinney.
“I’m especially thankful to our team around the world and especially to those in Anchorage, Alaska for their dedication and hard work.”
Los Angeles flights will leave from Ontario International Airport (ONT) on Fridays at 14:00 local time and arrive into Las Vegas’s Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) approximately one hour later.
Return flights are scheduled to leave Las Vegas at 14:00 on Sundays and arrive in Ontario at 15:00 local time.
Service commences June 4, 2023. Northern Pacific Airways flights will be operated by their fully refurbished Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which, in addition to its leather economy class seat cabin, includes a business class–style cabin with seats in a two-by-two configuration.
The carrier remains focused on providing connections to Asian cities via a future hub in Anchorage, Alaska.
Flights are expected from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, and Las Vegas, to Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya Japan as well as Seoul, South Korea.
Northern Pacific intends to operate on a similar model to that used by Icelandair, which links Europe and the US via Reykjavik.
Having to change planes will lengthen the total flight time for passengers, but McKinney has insisted the stop in Anchorage could save passengers time by allowing them to avoid immigrations checks in busier airports.
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