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Santa Barbara Airport to Announce New Carrier Added Back to the Airline Roster

On Tuesday, May 1, Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) will announce a new low cost carrier that will be expanding A-320 Airbus service from the “depart differently” airport starting August 21. As part of the press conference, the revealed carrier will release competitive fares to its destination city, which is currently being serviced via SBA.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 1, 10:00 am

WHERE: In front of the Santa Barbara Airport airline terminal, 500 James Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

WHO: Santa Barbara Airport representatives and representatives of the to-be-announced carrier, local leaders and members of Visit Santa Barbara and the Downtown Organization. Please confirm your attendance with Lynn Houston at

“We are excited to share this news along with our newest carrier on Tuesday,” stated Hazel Johns, SBA airport director. “Increasing passenger loads and diverse travel options underscore our role as a dynamic hub in the region, while benefiting local travelers with added convenience, ease and pricing.” 


Santa Barbara Airport served 711,000 passengers in 2017 and is the 13th largest airport in California. SBA’s architecturally-praised and LEED certified new airline terminal opened in 2011 and features state-of-the-art amenities and efficient passenger security screening. The airport is served by Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines with 20 daily departures to seven non-stop destinations – Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle. The airport resides on the site of a former World War II Marine Air Station, next to the Pacific Ocean and the University of California at Santa Barbara, and is conveniently located just 7 miles west of downtown Santa Barbara.  SBA is a self-sustaining enterprise operated by the City of Santa Barbara.


Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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