New Pacific Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedMay 2021; 2 years ago (2021-05)
Commenced operationsJuly 14, 2023; 7 months ago (2023-07-14)
Operating basesOntario International Airport
Frequent-flyer programFlyCoin
Fleet size4
Parent companyFLOAT Alaska
HeadquartersAnchorage, Alaska, United States
Key people

New Pacific Airlines (formerly known as Corvus Airlines and Northern Pacific Airways) is an American low-cost airline based in Anchorage, Alaska. Operations commenced on July 14, 2023 with their inaugural flight from Ontario International Airport in Ontario, California, to Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The airline also operates inside Alaska under the brand and is the same company as Ravn Alaska. Ravn Connect is a separate company but also a subsidiary of FLOAT Alaska.[3] The airline plans to operate transpacific flights between North America and Asia, with a stopover at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The airline's business model has been compared to that of Icelandair,[4] allowing passengers to either quickly connect to their next flight, or to have a longer multi-day stopover at Anchorage to allow passengers to sightsee in Alaska.[5][6]

In October 2022, it was reported that BNSF Railway had filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the airline for using the "Northern Pacific" name, which was also the name of the Northern Pacific Railroad that stretched from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest and was subsequently merged with BNSF's predecessor, Burlington Northern Railroad.[7]

The airline received its full FAA authorization to launch flights on July 9, 2023, allowing the airline to launch commercial flights with passengers aboard. The airline launched its passenger flights on July 14.[8][9]

On August 28, 2023, the airline was issued a preliminary injunction regarding the trademark infringement case from BNSF Railway, ordering the airline to cease use of the "Northern Pacific" name. Whilst they had the opportunity to appeal the decision, it decided not to and instead opted to rebrand as New Pacific Airlines, after a call for employees to provide suggestions for a new name. The new name was chosen order to avoid changing existing branding assets, such as the "N" logo which had been affixed on every seat onboard the airline's aircraft and the airline's website domain. Whilst the airline began to use the new name, it had not yet received regulatory approval for the change, which meant that tickets sold still displayed the old "Northern Pacific" name.[10][11]


The airline started operations flying between Las Vegas and Ontario, California due to the ongoing closure of Russian airspace and delays in certification from Korean and Japanese authorities. In the future, the airline plans to fly to destinations such as Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York City and Orlando[5] from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.[12][13]

The airline operates or has previously operated to the following destinations as of January 2024:

Country (State) City Airport Start date End date Notes Ref
United States (California) Ontario Ontario International Airport July 14, 2023 Present Base [8]
United States (Nevada) Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport July 14, 2023 January 1, 2024 Terminated [8][14]
Reno Reno–Tahoe International Airport November 16, 2023 Present [15]
United States (Tennessee) Nashville Nashville International Airport November 17, 2023 Present [15]


The airline's first two Boeing 757-200 aircraft

As of January 2024, New Pacific unveiled their first Boeing 757 in their livery on January 18, 2022. As of September 2022, New Pacific owns four Boeing 757-200s and had plans to acquire more which were used by American Airlines, with plans to have twelve aircraft by the date of their transpacific launch.[2][3][16][17]

New Pacific Airlines fleet[18]
Aircraft In
Orders Passengers Notes
F Y Total
Boeing 757-200 4 3 16 159 175 Former American Airlines aircraft
Total 4 3

See also


  1. ^ a b "Current Airline Members". IATA. Retrieved March 4, 2023.
  2. ^ a b Bailey, Joanna (September 22, 2021). "Startup Northern Pacific Buys Six Boeing 757s To Launch Operations". Simple Flying. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  3. ^ a b DeMarban, Alex (September 29, 2021). "Anchorage-based air carrier startup that plans to connect U.S. to Asia begins building fleet". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  4. ^ Pilar, Wolfsteller (October 25, 2021). "Start-up Northern Pacific aims to bring Icelandair model to transpacific travel". FlightGlobal. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Pallini, Thomas (August 8, 2021). "A new airline wants to connect the US and Asia with low fares and Alaskan stopover programs: Meet Northern Pacific Airways". Business Insider. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  6. ^ Bailey, Joanna (October 8, 2021). "Alaskan Relocation? Northern Pacific Is Recruiting Staff Now". Simple Flying. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  7. ^ Walker, Steven (October 24, 2022). "Startup Northern Pacific Faces Legal Action Over Its Name". Simple Flying. Retrieved September 9, 2023.
  8. ^ a b c Schlappig, Ben (July 10, 2023). "Northern Pacific Airways Is Finally Launching Flights!". One Mile at a Time. Retrieved July 10, 2023.
  9. ^ Varley, Len (July 10, 2023). "Northern Pacific Airways a step closer to start-up with FAA approval". AviationSource News. Retrieved July 10, 2023.
  10. ^ Bailey, Joanna (September 8, 2023). "New Pacific Airlines: Northern Pacific Forced To Rebrand After BNSF Injunction". Simple Flying. Retrieved September 9, 2023.
  11. ^ "BNSF Railway Company v. Float Alaska IP, LLC, 2:23-cv-03934, (C.D. Cal. Aug 28, 2023) ECF No. 85" (PDF). August 28, 2023. Retrieved September 12, 2023.
  12. ^ Rains, Taylor. "Startup international airline Northern Pacific will fly to Mexico instead of Japan and Korea due to Russian airspace restrictions". Business Insider. Retrieved August 19, 2022.
  13. ^ Curran, Andrew (August 4, 2022). "Northern Pacific Airways Eyes US – Mexico Flights". Simple Flying. Retrieved August 19, 2022.
  14. ^ Liu, Jim (December 28, 2023). "New Pacific Airlines Discontinues Ontario – Las Vegas in early-Jan 2024". AeroRoutes. Retrieved January 1, 2024.
  15. ^ a b "New Pacific Airlines Expands Ontario Network in 4Q23". Aeroroutes. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  16. ^ Limone, Jerry (September 22, 2021). "Transpacific startup Northern Pacific Airways buys 757s". Travel Weekly. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  17. ^ Singh, Jay (January 19, 2022). "Startup Northern Pacific Airways Reveals Striking Boeing 757 Livery". Simple Flying. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  18. ^ "New Pacific Airways Fleet Details and History". Retrieved September 24, 2023.