HondaJet fractional-share provider and charter operator Volato has established its first West Coast base at McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ) in Carlsbad, California, bringing its total operational bases in the U.S. to six. The new base enables the less-than-year-old company’s fractional shareowners to avoid paying repositioning fees when boarding their jet at an airport within two hours of KCRQ.
“The Carlsbad base is conveniently located for us to be able to pick up our owners from anywhere they choose on the West Coast,” said Volato co-founder and chief revenue officer Nicholas Cooper. “Given the speed, efficiency, and luxury of the HondaJet, Volato is perfectly suited for their West Coast missions.” The company added that the KCRQ base also allows it to serve markets such as Seattle and Cabo San Lucas, as well as Napa County; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Las Vegas.
Atlanta-based Volato has six HondaJet light twins in its fleet, with another 18 on order. Its other operational bases are in Atlanta; Baltimore, Maryland; Houston; and St. Augustine and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
In a separate announcement, Volato said it has received a Level One Bronze Rating from 4Air for offsetting carbon emissions.