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Alaska Airlines to add Santa Barbara-San Diego daily flights

By   /  Tuesday, August 4th, 2020  /  Latest news, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Alaska Airlines to add Santa Barbara-San Diego daily flights

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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Santa Barbara Airport kicks off summer services

By   /  Thursday, May 23rd, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Airport kicks off summer services

Memorial Day weekend will herald the beginning of the summer travel season at the Santa Barbara Airport. Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines resumed its seasonal direct service from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara on May 22. Because of the route’s popularity in 2018, the airline is doubling the number of weekly direct flights to four mid-day arrivals and Read More →

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Santa Barbara Airport adding daily flight to Sacramento

By   /  Thursday, January 31st, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Airport adding daily flight to Sacramento

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 adding flights, industrial buildings

By   /  Friday, August 31st, 2018  /  Destinations, left, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Airport adding flights, industrial buildings

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 →

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Dubroff: Low-cost airlines position Santa Barbara Airport to take off

By   /  Friday, August 10th, 2018  /  Columns, Destinations, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Low-cost airlines position Santa Barbara Airport to take off

Henry Dubroff

Santa Barbara Airport, by far the region’s busiest facility, is about to embark on a new era, relying more heavily on low-cost airlines to boost traffic. Beginning on Aug. 16, Sun Country, a Minneapolis-based carrier owned by Apollo Global Management, will begin flights to its home hub in Minnesota on a seasonal, two-day-a-week schedule with Read More →

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Santa Barbara Airport hires firms for marketing campaign

By   /  Tuesday, August 1st, 2017  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Airport hires firms for marketing campaign

The Santa Barbara Airport chose Hiltachk Marketing Group and Blaze PR for a marketing and outreach campaign to drum up business and fill seats. The airport conducted a thorough bidding process before landing on Hiltachk, which has done marketing for the Sacramento International Airport since 2010, and Santa-Barbara based Blaze. The two will try to Read More →

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Industrial park project OK’d for Santa Barbara Airport

By   /  Friday, March 25th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Industrial park project OK’d for Santa Barbara Airport

The future of the Santa Barbara Airport and its surrounding acreage — once a World War II Marine base and now a business hub — just got a little clearer. The Santa Barbara Architectural Board of Review recently gave a green light to a proposal to build a 50,046-square-foot light industrial park on 14 acres Read More →