Northern Pacific Airways has provided Business Traveller with images of the economy and premium seating installed on its B757-200 aircraft.
The long-haul start-up airline was first announced in summer 2021, and has plans to offer flights between “a range of points in the United States and select cities in East Asia through Anchorage”.
However it has run up against difficulties including the war in Ukraine, which has led to airspace closures and airlines having to take longer routes to Asian destinations.
It’s still not clear when the carrier might launch flights, and last month it was reported that Northern Pacific had also made a filing with the US Department for Transportation to fly from the United States to Mexico.
In the meantime though the airline is continuing with a schedule of painting and fitting out its launch fleet of B757s, with interiors featuring a smart monochrome design in both economy and premium cabins.
Economy is configured 3-3, while premium is configured 2-2 – the carrier’s CEO Rob McKinney has previously stated that the aircraft are likely to be configured with 185 economy seats and “probably 12 premium”.
Northern Pacific is a subsidiary of Float Alaska, which also owns regional carrier Ravn Alaska.
Business Traveller will report further on the airline’s launch plans as more information is made available.