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Facts About SBA

Santa Barbara Airport encompasses 952 acres:

  • 400 acres - Aviation uses
  • 100 acres - Commercial/Industrial
  • 430 acres - Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve
  • 5 major airlines
  • 12 non-stop destinations - One-stops to everywhere in the world!

Entrance to Santa Barbara Airport with passengers

Enterprise Fund

Santa Barbara Airport, owned and operated by the City of Santa Barbara is an Enterprise Fund. The Airport Department generates its revenues from rental of property and fees from various aviation related activities.

The 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 – Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle. SBA is a self-sustaining enterprise operated by the City of Santa Barbara.