LONDON – Sporting a distinctive livery design, the first of Northern Pacific Airways fleet of newly refurbished 757-200s took off earlier this week from Ontario, California to conduct a 4-city, multi-state demonstration tour.
The aircraft’s demonstration flight will take it from its departure from Ontario, 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.
The Boeing 757-200 touched 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.
According to FlightRadar24, the Boeing 757 registered N628NP is set to depart Saipan for Anchorage tomorrow, October 23.
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.”
The new airline 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
As a new long-haul airline, Northern Pacific Airways plans to offer flights between a range of points in the United States and select cities in East Asia through Anchorage, Alaska.
The airline plans to serve cities in the states of New York, Florida, California, and Nevada, with direct flights to cities in Japan and Korea through Anchorage over the Northern route.
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.
The fleet will consist of 757-200 narrow body aircraft with proven performance in efficiency, range, and maintenance. The aircraft delivers: a 20% lower operating cost per passenger mile, flight range of 4,000 miles (one stop to Asia) and can accommodate up to 200 passengers.