Sporting a distinctive livery design, the first of the fleet’s newly refurbished 757-200s took off today from Ontario, California to conduct a 4-city, multi-state demonstration tour beginning in California before going on to Hawaii, Northern Marianas Islands, and finally to its new home in Anchorage, Alaska.
At each stop, customers, tourism and airline partners, aviation community guests, and members of the press will have a unique opportunity to learn and ‘get to know’ Northern Pacific Airways’ operation, aircraft and unique business model.
Northern Pacific Airways will touch down in Maui, Hawaii before making its debut at a special event in Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands to meet potential US, Pan Pacific, and other Asian partners. The aircraft will then fly to the great state of Alaska to participate in a welcome event at Northern Pacific Airways’ new terminal at the Ted Stevens International Terminal in Anchorage, Alaska.
This extraordinary ‘Show & Tell’ tour is part of a greater effort to introduce the airline and its bold vision to a wide range of potential customers and operating partners around the world.
“This first flight is a major milestone for Northern Pacific Airways as it heads toward service launch,” says Rob McKinney, CEO of Northern Pacific Airways. “Northern Pacific Airways will bring the world closer to the Alaskan traditions of freedom, friendship, and exploration with a cost-effective option.”
Northern Pacific Airways will begin service with a fleet of Boeing 757-200 aircraft. The single-aisle plane is less costly to fly than its wide-bodied counterparts, yet it has a range greater than other aircraft of similar size. The aircraft is well-suited for point-to-point, long-haul flights and has enough space to accommodate each passenger’s carry-on luggage.
About Northern Pacific Airways
Northern Pacific Airways will offer a range of flights around the world through Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska and other soon to be announced hubs.
Featured image credited to Liu Chen