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SLO County airport chief to depart for SFO

By   /  Thursday, September 10th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on SLO County airport chief to depart for SFO

Kevin Bumen, San Luis Obispo County’s director of airports, is stepping down at the beginning of October. Bumen, who has managed San Luis Obispo County’s two airports since 2013, is taking a new position as the first chief commercial officer for San Francisco International Airport. His last day in San Luis Obispo is Oct. 9, Read More →

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Delta Airlines halts service to Santa Barbara airport

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2020  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Delta Airlines halts service to Santa Barbara airport

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United Airlines delays service to Santa Maria airport

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on United Airlines delays service to Santa Maria airport

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Tri-county airports get federal grants as ridership plummets

By   /  Thursday, April 16th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Tri-county airports get federal grants as ridership plummets

Several tri-county airports received federal funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Airport Grant Program as they faced steep declines in ridership. Of the three largest airports, San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport received the most —$20 million. Santa Barbara Municipal Airport got $9.6 million, and Santa Maria Public Airport, which lost Read More →

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Alaska Airlines changes flights to keep serving SLO and SB airports

By   /  Thursday, April 9th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Alaska Airlines changes flights to keep serving SLO and SB airports

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COVID-19 pandemic killing tri-county tourism

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Latest news, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 pandemic killing tri-county tourism

An unprecedented level of uncertainty has gripped the travel and tourism industry across the Tri-Counties, forcing temporary shutdowns for some and a re-evaluation of plans for companies, workers and tourism promotion agencies. No one knows when business will go back to normal, and it’s hitting the tourism industry hard when bookings should be strong. Visit Read More →

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Airlines cutting flights at tri-county airports

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Airlines cutting flights at tri-county airports

Story updated at 3:20 p.m. March 27: Airports are considered an essential business, but for tri-county residents who still need to travel it’s getting increasingly difficult to catch a flight. United Airlines announced it was reducing its domestic flight service to an even larger degree, down 52 percent, from the 42 percent it previously announced Read More →

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