Alaska Airlines will fly direct daily from Santa Barbara to San Diego starting Nov. 20, Santa Barbara Airport announced Aug. 4. Alaska Airlines already offers daily service from Santa Barbara to Seattle and Portland. The new flight reduces travel between San Diego and Santa Barbara from a car trip that can take anywhere from four Read More →
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Story updated at 5:20 p.m. Aug. 26: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport re-opened its main runway at 4:46 p.m. on Aug. 26 after 19 hours of closure and nearly two dozen cancelled flights. Flights were cancelled on Aug. 26 after a private C-130 cargo plane crashed at the airport at 10:20 p.m. Aug. 25. Runway 15L Read More →
Smyrna, Tenn. is not exactly the airline capital of the world. But a privately-held aviation company based in this small city is beginning to move up the ranks of carriers serving the Central Coast. With flights daily from Santa Barbara and, this fall, San Luis Obispo, it is nipping at the heels of major carriers Read More →
Tri-county travel is trending upward as the region’s top two airports reported strong passenger counts for the first quarter of the calendar year. Passenger traffic grew nearly 20 percent for the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, which anticipates a return to pre-recession levels by the end of year, and 15 percent for the San Luis Obispo Read More →
Santa Barbara Airport is launching into an era of change, adding a new carrier and destinations, putting airport-owned industrial buildings up for lease and recruiting a new director. Daily flights to Oakland and Las Vegas will begin on Oct.16, airport officials announced Aug. 27. Contour Airlines will operate the 30-passenger jets to and from the Read More →
When the A-319 Airbus jets with animals painted on their tails first landed at Santa Barbara Airport in June 2010, business travelers on the Central Coast breathed a big sigh of relief. Denver-based Frontier Airlines promised a full-sized airplane, plenty of perks for business flyers, DirecTV and dozens of inexpensive daily connections to the East Read More →