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California Pacific Airlines Founder Ted Vallas Names New CEO for Airline

Carlsbad CA— The newly formed California Pacific Airlines announced long-time aviation leader Jack L Hareland as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Chairman and founder Ted Vallas, who has been acting as CEO since CPAir began flight operations on November 1, 2018, made the announcement saying Hareland’s vast experience in the aviation industry has an excellent background in building and operating aviation companies. His more than 30 years experience includes working in a diverse range of positions in military, commercial, commuter and corporate aviation.

For the past number of years, Hareland has been an executive consultant to a number airlines, both commercial and charter. Before that he was executive vice president and chief operating officer for Spirit Airlines from 1997 to 2004. Prior to that, from 1990 to 1996, he was a senior vice president for technical operations at General Electric’s Capital Aviation Services in San Francisco.

“I believe Mr. Hareland will be a fine addition to our CPAir family, bringing us the experienced leadership we need to move our airline forward,” Vallas said.

CPAir is based in the North San Diego County community of Carlsbad, some 30 miles north of downtown San Diego. The cities currently being served from North San Diego’s McClellan-Palomar Airport are San Jose, Reno, Las Vegas, and Phoenix-Mesa. Sacramento and Denver are expected to be added to the schedule in March.

For more information, contact: Ted Vallas via e-mail – vallas1@cox.net, or via telephone at 760-456-1111.