New Pacific Airlines (7H, Anchorage Ted Stevens) is expanding its network with new routes between Ontario International, California, and the leisure/entertainment destinations of Reno/Tahoe, Nevada, and Nashville International, Tennessee, commencing on November 16, 2023.

Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney has labelled the route growth a significant step forward for the airline, which rebranded from Northern Pacific Airways earlier this month in response to pending trademark litigation. The airline has faced numerous challenges since its beginning, including setbacks caused by Covid-19 and the Ukraine war, which led to restrictions on long-distance flights. Initially, it aimed to establish Anchorage Ted Stevens, Alaska, as a connecting hub between the US and Asia.

The addition of Reno, a popular winter sports destination, and Nashville, known for its American Country music scene, follow the airline's existing service to the entertainment city of Las Vegas Harry Reid, Nevada.

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, New Pacific Airlines will start serving Reno on November 16, gradually increasing services on the route to four frequencies weekly by January 1, 2024. Flights to Nashville begin on November 17 and will increase to four a week by December 26, 2023.

New Pacific Airlines' fleet comprises four B757-200s owned by its parent, FLOAT Alaska, which also owns Ravn Alaska (Anchorage Ted Stevens). So far, the airline has operated with one B757-200, but it expects to induct a second into service in December, followed by a third in March 2024.