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 →
Contour Airlines will begin flights to Las Vegas four times a week out of the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport on Oct. 17. This is the airline’s first time in SLO, according to a June 26 news release, which announced the new nonstop flight. It already offers a nonstop Las Vegas flight out of Read More →
FlixBus, the European mobility startup that launched in the United States a year ago, added Santa Barbara and Ventura to its rapidly-expanding network on June 6. Residents will be able to travel directly to Las Vegas and Los Angeles as well as connect with other cities in the Flix network. To introduce the new cities Read More →
By Sarah Firshein In October 2015, Ariel Khawaja traveled to Cozumel, Mexico, to say “I do” before a group of 55 wedding guests. Three years later she corralled her two best friends to stand beside her in Las Vegas as she said two other magic words: “I don’t.” Anchoring the trip around a Drake concert, Read More →
The Santa Barbara Airport will add a daily nonstop flight to Sacramento International Airport beginning April 16, the airport announced on Jan. 31. Contour Airlines will begin accepting bookings for the flight on Feb. 1. The premium, low-fare airline also announced it will increase the number of daily flights from Santa Barbara to Oakland and Read More →
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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 →