Cal Jet Air
|Ceased operations||February 5, 2013|
|Company slogan||We Make Flying Fun Again!|
Cal Jet Air Inc. d/b/a Cal Jet Air was a United States airline business headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. Cal Jet Air started in March 2010, its flights were being operated by charter airline Xtra Airways founded in 1989. Its main base is in San Antonio International Airport and General Rafael Buelna International Airport. On November 5, 2012, Cal Jet Air announced non stop service to General Rafael Buelna International Airport from five USA cities.
On December 20, 2011, Cal Jet Air announced that it will start flying direct flights to Laughlin, Nevada for The Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. On January 8, 2012, Cal Jet Air started flying to Laughlin, Nevada from 6 USA cities. These flights were being operated by Xtra Airways on a Boeing 737-400.
On January 21, 2012, Cal Jet Air announced nonstop service from Los Angeles, California to Loreto, Baja California Sur, April 21, 2012, to December 31, 2012. They partnered with Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto, Baja California Sur. Cal Jet Air's inaugural flight to Loreto, Baja California Sur on April 21. These flights were operated by Xtra Airways on a Boeing 737-400.
On November 5, 2012, Cal Jet Air announced nonstop service to Mazatlan, Mexico from Los Angeles, Denver, Oakland, Houston, and San Antonio. The pilot program begins January 9, 2013, and ends April 9, 2013, with nine weekly flights of 150-passenger capacity (1,350 total seats per week) The announcement follows extensive research conducted by Mexico Tourism Board on air connectivity, airline efficiency and air capacity from major American markets, in particular, which shows that Mazatlán needs more air seats to keep up with growing demand. As a consequence, the government of Sinaloa invested in this strategic partnership with Cal Jet whereby increased investment in marketing will, in turn, create increased inbound airline activity to Mazatlán. Flights will be operated by Xtra Airways on a Boeing 737-400 with 138 comfort class seats and 12 first class seats.
On January 30, 2013, the Cal Jet Air announced that the Mazatlan service would end February 5, 2013 over two months early, due to low bookings and a withdrawal of support from the Sinaloa government. Passengers booked for travel after February 5, 2013 will be offered refunds.
- The cabins were arranged in a two class configuration, with 12 first class seats four abreast and 138 coach class seats or what Cal Jet calls comfort class seats, six abreast.
- Cal Jet Air offered free meals and beverages in both class cabins on flights over 2 hours in duration.
|Boeing 737-400||2||150||Both owned and operated by Xtra Airways|
- http://www.cnbc.com/id/49695615[dead link]
- http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/05/4962208/cal-jet-to-operate-new-international.html[dead link]
- to conduct Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental operations with Boeing 737 aircraft.
- CalJet adds Mazatlan service from five U.S. cities - Travel Weekly
- The Mazatlan Messenger » Cal Jet Announcement Oct 29, 2012 (Press Release)
- Mexico resort partners with charter airline - Travel Weekly
- Living Loreto: Cal Jet Air's Innaugural Flight to Loreto
- Cal Jet Air will fly between DIA, Mazatlan - Denver Business Journal
- Cal Jet Air to Launch Operation on US – Mexico Service from Jan 2013 | Airline Route – Worldwide Airline Route Updates
- Nagle Myers, Gay. CalJet to end Mazatlan flights two months earlier than planned, Travel Weekly, January 30, 2013, Retrieved 2013-01-30
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