City of Santa Barbara - Airport Department

Santa Barbara, CA 93117


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Santa Barbara, CA 93117

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The city of Santa Barbara Airport Department oversees Santa Barbara Airport. 

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Christopher Hastert Named Santa Barbara Airport Director

Sept. 15, 2022
The City of Santa Barbara has named Christopher Hastert as Airport Director for the Santa Barbara Airport. Mr. Hastert’s appointment was confirmed during the September 13, 2022...

Santa Barbara Airport Announces New & Increased Summer Commercial Air Services

April 4, 2022
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) announces two new nonstop routes. Starting this summer. United Airlines will bring back seasonal service to Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) on June 3. This service...
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Santa Barbara opened its 72,000-square-foot, Spanish Colonial Revival-style terminal on Aug. 18, 2011.

Santa Barbara’s Airline Terminal Marks a Decade of Service

Aug. 18, 2021
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is celebrating the month of August, which marks the airline terminal’s 10 years of service to the greater Santa Barbara region.

Santa Barbara Airport Announces Direct Service between Santa Barbara and San Diego Starting June 17

June 8, 2021
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) announced that Alaska Airlines will offer direct service to San Diego International Airport (SAN) starting on June 17. With only a one-hour flight ...

Santa Barbara Airport Announces Daily Nonstop Service between Santa Barbara and Chicago Starting June 3

May 25, 2021
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) announced United Airlines will offer direct service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) starting on June 3. The daily service will depart...

Southwest Airlines to Serve Las Vegas, Denver and Oakland Beginning April 12

Jan. 21, 2021
It's a new era for air travel ease and affordability in the greater South Coast region with the start of Southwest service from Santa Barbara Airport on April 12. The airline ...

Santa Barbara Airport Presents Kenny Loggins at JetStream Summer Fest

Aug. 12, 2020
Following the success of the JetStream Music Festival earlier this year, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) will once again partner with airports across the U.S. to ...
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Santa Barbara Airport Commissioner Captain Karen M. Kahn receiving the FAA’s Highest Honor

March 3, 2020
The Federal Aviation Administration’s most prestigious award is bestowed upon federally certificated pilots who have exhibited professionalism, skill and aviation expertise for...

Santa Barbara Airport Releases Record Passenger Numbers for 2019

Feb. 13, 2020
If the Airport had not been closed for 18 hours on August 25, 2019 after a private C-130 aircraft crashed on the main runway, cancelling all flights.

Santa Barbara Airport Taps Hiltachk Marketing Group and Blaze PR to Deliver on Marketing and Outreach Objectives

Aug. 4, 2017
Following a thorough RFP review process for new marketing expertise, Santa Barbara Airport has landed on the selection of Hiltachk Marketing Group and locally-based Blaze PR to...

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The fuel tank was full on the plane with a small lead detected after the crash.

Light Plane Crashes at Santa Barbara Airport

Nov. 18, 2016
At approximately 1:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Santa Barbara City Airport Firefighters responded to a light plane crash at the Santa Barbara Airport. The Cessna aircraft crash landed on ...

Santa Barbara Passengers Counts Grow Again

Oct. 26, 2016
The departure gates at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) are busy with activity as the result of a strong increase in passengers over recent months. New nonstop service to Dallas beginning...

SBA: Alaska Airlines to Fly Embraer 175 Aircraft

Oct. 5, 2016
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) announced that Alaska Airlines will start flying brand-new Embraer EMB 175 aircraft to Seattle and Portland starting Oct. 5. The EMB 175 is replacing...

Travel on the Upswing at SBA

June 30, 2016
The 4th of July holiday is the height of the busy travel season at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA). This year, the addition of daily direct service on American Airlines to Dallas ...