Fractional operator Volato adds West Coast base at Carlsbad

By Doug Gollan, March 29, 2022

HondaJet fractional operator Volato is moving to provide nationwide coverage with limited repositioning charges

Fractional aircraft start-up Volato today announced its expansion to the West Coast. It has opened an operational base at Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ).

Owners will no longer need to pay repositioning fees when boarding their aircraft at an airport within two hours of Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar.

According to a press release, “This adds to Volato’s commitment to build a national footprint, so owners do not pay repositioning fees anywhere across the continental United States.”

“We are excited to expand to the West Coast to bring Volato’s services and category-leading customer experience to California,” said Nicholas Cooper, co-founder, and CRO of Volato. “The Carlsbad base is conveniently located for us to be able to pick up our owners from anywhere they choose on the West Coast. Given the speed, efficiency, and luxury of the HondaJet, Volato is perfectly suited for their West Coast missions. 

LPGA golfer Alana Uriell sponsorship

The company also announced the sponsorship of Carlsbad local and LPGA Tour golfer Alana Uriell. She was born and raised in Carlsbad.

In 2018 Alana graduated with a degree in marketing from the University of Arkansas. She joined the LPGA Tour in 2019. Her home course is Aviara Golf Course, where she competed in the JTBC Classic this past week.

“We are proud to support the local community and announce Volato’s sponsorship of Alana Uriell. We look forward to introducing our West Coast owners to this upcoming talent and following her success,” Cooper added.

Volato has six HondaJets in its fleet with 18 more on order.

Last week the company acquired Part 135 operator Gulf Coast Aviation.

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