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Nonstop Service to DFW Begins June 2

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is excited to announce that American Airlines (AA) will begin non-stop service to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) starting June 2. The reinstatement of service to Dallas represents ongoing efforts by the Santa Barbara Airport to bring back the popular destination. American Airlines previously flew the SBA-DFW route from 1983 to 1993 and from 2004 to 2009.

“We are thrilled about this renewed service and know that passengers throughout the region will look forward to, once again, flying directly to Dallas,” said Santa Barbara Airport, Director Hazel Johns.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the largest hub of the world’s largest airline and second largest hub in the United States, offering a vast array of air service options including numerous one-stops from DFW into Mexico, Central and South America, Europe and other U.S. cities.

Currently the Santa Barbara Airport provides non-stop service to six major cities: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix (flown by American Airlines) and Los Angeles.

Adding the new Dallas/FortWorth route will bring the total number of SBA non-stop cities to seven. “The Dallas connection will have an increased economic impact for our region, and in light of the major recession in 2008 when the majority of air service to regional airports like Santa Barbara decreased by twenty percent, we are glad to see things swinging back the other way,” said Johns.


Sales start Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – booking through January 2017

One Daily Departure on a Canadair Regional Jet 900
Depart Santa Barbara: 2:14pm with arrival to Dallas at 7:30pm
Depart Dallas/Fort Worth: 10:50am with arrival to Santa Barbara at 12:38pm

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Santa Barbara Airport is the gateway to the American Riviera. Owned and operated by the City of Santa Barbara, the Airport is a self-supporting enterprise fund serving 640,000 passengers annually.

Contact: Hazel Johns, Airport Director
Phone:  805-896-1797

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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