United Airlines has begun booking flights for the fall out of Santa Maria Public Airport, after repeated delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
United had originally planned to open in Santa Maria in June 2020. That was changed to March 2021, and the later date was abandoned as well as the pandemic dragged on.
The airline is now selling tickets for flights between Santa Maria and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver, with service starting in October. It is the first time United has served Santa Maria since it left the airport in 2016.
The new United flights will give Santa Maria Airport service to six different cities. Allegiant Air already flies between Santa Maria and Phoenix, Las Vegas and Portland.