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Fourth of July Holiday Reminders from Santa Barbara Airport

Fireworks are prohibited and should be left at home.

SANTA BARBARA, CA – July 3, 2019 

Summer travel is in full swing at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) with a 20% increase in passenger travel this Fourth of July holiday. Passengers are encouraged to plan ahead and are reminded that fireworks are prohibited from traveling in your checked or carry-on baggage and should be left at home. Please review the TSA Traveler information to become familiar with the latest updates on prohibited items. 

SBA has re-opened its long-term parking lot located on Hollister Avenue and Lopez Road (just west of the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Hollister Avenue) on Wednesday, May 22. If terminal parking is full, passengers will be directed to the Hollister Avenue lot and shuttled to the Airport. Shuttles depart every fifteen minutes for the 4-minute ride to the terminal. The Hollister lot is a “credit card in and out” lot that allows travelers to enter with a credit card, and pay upon exit with the same card. Rates for parking in the Hollister lot are $10 per day, or $3 less than in terminal parking.

In other airport news, TSA Pre® Mobile Van leaves town July 4 after registering over 700 travelers from our region.  Each passenger who signed up received a “Known Traveler Number” which will give them expedited screening at checkpoints when flying out of SBA and 200+ airports around the country. For TSA Pre® travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. The airport will have the TSA Pre® Mobile Van return next year.

As a reminder, Delta Air Lines will join SBA’s roster of airlines on August 13 with three times daily service to Salt Lake City, making it the seventh airline to serve the airport and twelfth nonstop destination from Santa Barbara.

SBA is meeting the needs of our travelers this July with more flights to more destinations and more often.  Many flights have also been upgraded to more comfortable and in some cases two-class service.

Happy Fourth of July from your friends at the Santa Barbara Airport!


Santa Barbara Airport served nearly 786,000 passengers in 2018 and is the 13th largest airport in California. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Contour Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines serve the airport with 32 daily departures to 12 non-stop destinations – Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle. SBA is a self-sustaining enterprise operated by the City of Santa Barbara.

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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