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Increase in Passenger Traffic for Thanksgiving Week

November 20, 2014

Due to an increase in passenger traffic this Thanksgiving holiday, the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) suggests anyone departing Friday November 21st through Sunday, November 30th arrive 90 minutes early in order to have a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

“All 6 of our non-stop destinations show passenger loads greater than normal so it may take a little longer to park, check in, go through security and find your gate. We want everyone to have an easy travel experience at the Airport, and having a little extra time may be the key,” said Hazel Johns, Airport Director. “Travelers can go to for up to date flight information or of course, call their airline should weather become a factor.”

Santa Barbara Airport offers the following holiday travel tips: 

PARKING: There is plenty of convenient parking within a short distance of the Airline Terminal. 

Short Term Parking Lot: 500 Fowler Road, directly across from the Terminal entrance, is a convenient option for those dropping off or picking up passengers. Those who travel for short durations may also wish to consider this parking option at $20 day - $2 first hour | $1 each additional. Long Term Parking Lot 1: 500 Fowler Road, located adjacent to the Terminal, is but a short walk to ticketing. The rates are $12 day | $2 first hour | $1 each additional. 

Overflow Parking: 140 Frederick Lopez Road, off Hollister Avenue near Fairview Avenue, may be open if Long Term Parking Lot 1 becomes full. The rates are $10 day | $2 first hour | $1 each additional. When open, a free Airport Parking Shuttle takes you directly to the Airline Terminal front curb every 15 minutes. Please call 805.967-4566 for availability.

Cell Phone Lots: For those picking up passengers who do not wish to park, please use our Cell Phone lot at the WWII Memorial, off James Fowler Road.

Due to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) security regulations in place since September 11, 2001, vehicles are not permitted to park at the Airline Terminal curb unless active loading or unloading is taking place.

Before you travel, we encourage all passengers to visit TSA’s “Know Before You Go” website.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Santa Barbara Airport!

Santa Barbara Airport is a self-supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City Santa Barbara and serves over 700,000 passengers annually. Santa Barbara Airport – Easy Come, Easy Go!


Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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