My first question posed to him was about the competitive nature of the intra-California market, and how CP Air planned to compete against established airlines such as Southwest, Virgin America, American and United.
The Embraer 170 seems very fitting for California Pacific, but it has been stated that they are planning on utilizing a 3-class configuration on their aircraft. My next question centered around what made them decide to choose a 3-class cabin configuration on short-haul routes, as well as what their prices would be like.
Mr. Brown stated that "in order to have First Class, a row much be taken out of the all coach configuration of an Embraer 170. This left us with about 18 inches of extra space for economy which we decided to focus this space the first five rows of economy. Given the strong demographics and dense business community in Northern San Diego, we anticipate strong business and premium leisure demand for these two sections. The type of service for each cabin is still early in the development stage, but we are pondering a variety of ways to uniquely market them."