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The first installments of federal funding from President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law are headed to the Tri-Counties, in the form of grants to upgrade the region’s airports. Following Biden’s signing of the infrastructure bill last month, the initial round of funds will deliver more than $8.4 million to airports on the Central Read More →
United Airlines has begun taking reservations for Santa Barbara-to-Chicago service and offering some Windy City-style hot dogs to make a splash. What airport officials describe as Santa Barbara’s longest flight will kick off on June 3 with nonstop daily to O’Hare International Airport, leaving at 7 a.m., according to a May 24 news release from Read More →
Santa Barbara rolled out the red, yellow and blue balloons as Southwest Airlines made its Central Coast debut on April 12. The Dallas, Texas-based airline’s brightly painted Boeing 737 aircraft arrived on time or even a few minutes early from Oakland and Denver to start what is expected to be a busy season for Santa Read More →
Southwest Airlines will fly direct every day from Santa Barbara to Oakland, Las Vegas and Denver, starting April 12, the airline announced Jan. 21. Southwest said in December that it would begin serving Santa Barbara Airport in the spring, but did not disclose its routes or its timetable at that time. The routes announced Jan. Read More →
Southwest Airlines announced Dec. 16 that it plans to start flying out of Santa Barbara Airport in the spring, something airport officials and frequent fliers have wanted for decades. The airline has not said yet which cities it would serve from Santa Barbara, or how often, but airport officials anticipate “several departures a day,” Deanna Read More →
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 →