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    SBA Commissioner Capt Karen Kahn Receiving the FAA’s Highest Honor

    Airport Commissioner and long-time community member, Captain Karen M. Kahn will receive the esteemed Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award on March 3rd

    03/03/2020 1:00 PM

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    SBA Releases Record Passenger Numbers for 2019

    With the help of its dedicated airlines and staff, the Airport served a total of 998,691 passengers.

    02/18/2020 2:50 PM

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    SBCC Lunch Break Big Band Departs from SBA!

    Gathered around the piano located by Baggage Claim the student musicians jammed!


  • MLK Jr Quote SBA News

    Thank you to our SBA Community!

    Monday, January 20th is MLK Jr. Day and SBA is here to support you to keep moving.

    01/17/2020 1:38 PM

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    New Jet Bridge Arrives at SBA

    In the early morning hours, a 150-foot long glass and steel passenger jet bridge arrived at Santa Barbara Airport on two long semi-trailers all the way from a manufacturing facility in Ogden, Utah.

    12/11/2019 8:55 AM

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    Santa Barbara Airport and United Airlines Announce Nonstop Service to Chicago

    Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) announces today that United Airlines will offer direct, “red-eye” service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) starting on June 4, 2020.

    10/30/2019 2:49 PM

  • SBA Triennal Emergency Drill

    Triennial Full-Scale Disaster Drill Scheduled September 25

    The Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) Triennial Full-Scale Disaster Drill exercise will take place this Wednesday, September 25, between 9:30am-11:00am north of the main Runway 7/25.

    09/24/2019 1:17 PM

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    Santa Barbara Airport Reopens Main Runway

    The main runway (7/25) at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) re-opened on Monday, August 26 at 4:45pm after 19 hours of closure due to a C-130 aircraft accident on August 25.

    08/26/2019 4:06 PM

  • High Sierra Grill

    Santa Barbara Airport Protects Long-Term Interests Amidst Restaurant Closure

    The owners of the restaurant High Sierra Grill & Bar, located adjacent to the Santa Barbara Airport airfield, last week notified the City of Santa Barbara of its intent to close the restaurant for business.


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    Delta Air Lines Direct Service to Salt Lake City Commences

    Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) will host an inaugural event on Monday, August 12, 2019 where local dignitaries and airline representatives will welcome the arrival of the first Delta Air Lines flight from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).


  • Happy Fourth of July America flag

    Fourth of July Holiday Reminders from Santa Barbara Airport

    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.


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    Ribbon Cutting Celebration

    On Monday, June 24, the City of Santa Barbara will celebrate the completion of its new commercial industrial development on Santa Barbara Airport property with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by City of Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo.


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    TSA PreCheck® Mobile RV Returning to Santa Barbara Airport

    The TSA Pre✓® IndentoGo Mobile RV is returning to Santa Barbara Airport (SBA). TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience.



    The week of this Memorial Day holiday will herald the beginning of the summer travel season at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).


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    SBA to Begin Nonstop Service to Sacramento International Airport

    At a press conference held on Thursday, January 31, Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo, along with Contour Airlines CEO Matt Chaifetz, announced that the premium, low-fare airline would begin daily nonstop service to Sacramento...


  • Mayor Murillo, Senator Jackson, CEO Chaifetz

    Inaugural Event to Mark the Start of Daily Non-Stop Service to Sacramento

    City of Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo will be on hand to send off the first passengers on Contour Airlines new direct service to the California state capital city, Sacramento.


  • Santa Barbara Airport Honors Veterans This Memorial Day Weekend

    Santa Barbara Airport Honors Veterans This Memorial Day Weekend

    Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) will honor veterans this Memorial Day weekend by placing wreaths at the two distinctive World War II Memorials in honor of the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

    02/07/2019 4:28 PM

  • Delta Adds SBA to Route Map

    Delta Adds SBA to Route Map

    January 28, 2019 Delta is making the ‘American Riviera’ more accessible than ever with the launch of three daily year-round flights from Salt Lake City International Airport to Santa Barbara Airport, a new destination on Delta’s route map, on August 12, 2019.


  • SBA Finishes Year Strong; Grateful for Support of Community

    SBA Finishes Year Strong; Grateful for Support of Community

    Santa Barbara Airport is feeling grateful for a 10-year record in passenger growth and a strong trajectory for 2019. ‘Tis the season to be jolly as Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) continues to receive promising passenger numbers, underscoring a consistent trend that more travelers are taking advantage..


  • Santa Barbara Airport Gifted Original Painting by PathPoint Artists

    Santa Barbara Airport Gifted Original Painting by PathPoint Artists

    Santa Barbara Airport was recently gifted an original oil painting created by artists who participate in PathPoint’s community integration services. The mural was given in appreciation for providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The large-scale painting, titled...


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