North Pacific Airlines

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North Pacific Airlines
Founded 1987 (1987)[1]
Ceased operations By 1991[2]
Hubs Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Mileage Plus
Fleet size 10
Destinations 4
Parent company WestAir Holdings[3]

North Pacific Airlines was a small regional airline formed in 1987, flying for United Airlines under the United Express brand name from the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport to three Eastern Washington destinations and Portland, Oregon. By 1991 the airline which was owned by WestAir Holdings had been merged with WestAir Commuter Airlines still under the United Express banner. WestAir Commuter Airlines was another member of the WestAir Holdings corporation.[2]


North Pacific Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
British Aerospace BAe Jetstream 31[4] 10 19 Options held for 30 additional aircraft
Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia 5 30


  1. ^ "North Pacific Airlines plans Pasco service". Tri-City Herald. 28 April 1987. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Airlines and Aircraft Serving Seattle/Tacoma Effective October 1, 1991". Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Wooldridge, James (21 March 1990). "United Express plans flights to Washington". Times-News. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Boost for Jetstream". The Glasgow Herald. Gannett Company. 30 April 1987. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 

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