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Passengers arrive at the Santa Barbara Airport  

  • On any given day; an average of 2,100 passengers arrive and depart from Santa Barbara Airport
  • Santa Barbara is the busiest airport on the California coast between Los Angeles & San Jose serving more than 750,000 passengers annually
  • Located eight miles northwest of downtown Santa Barbara, the Airport sits on 954 acres
  • 3 passenger airlines and 1 cargo carrier operate approximately 22 daily departures
  • The Airport contributes over 1/2 billion dollars annually to Santa Barbara County’s economy & directly or indirectly supports over 2,500 jobs in the County. Besides operation and maintenance of the Airline Terminal and airfield, the Airport is landlord to 76 buildings and 120 tenants
  • The Airport is steward to 430 acres of the Goleta Slough State Marine Park and home to 279 seasonal bird species
  • 221 General Aviation aircraft based at SBA are valued at more than $128 million
  • 180,000 annual aircraft operations
  • Commercial runway - 6,052 feet long
  • Two parallel general aviation runways - approximately 4, 000 feet long (each)
  • 20,000 square foot Airline Terminal building
  • 30 aviation service companies
  • 67,000 square foot two story Airline Terminal
  • Helicopter base supporting offshore oil operations
  • Fixed base operators, flight schools, aircraft maintenance facilities, and charter services.
  • Annually close to 5, 000 students come to the Vistitors Center and receive Airport tours and aviation educational materials
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016