Iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4300 posts, RR: 6 Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
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Horizon Air will start 2 flights a day from Santa Brabara on Sunday. One of the flights will operate to Portland via Seattle, the other will operate to Seattle via Portland. Both flights will use the Canadair RJ700.
NZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 637 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1970 times:
I've always thought of Santa Barbara's Airport to be quite a fun little airport right on the California coast in quite a beautiful, quaint setting. The addition of new service from the Pacific Northwest (another great part of the West Coast) sounds promising, and I wish Horizon all the best luck with their services, of course.
I've been fortunate to fly into and out of SBA on a few occasions; once from DEN on United Express (BAE-146) and to LAX on a 737 United Shuttle flight. I've also been able to fly into and out of the airport in a Cessna 172 from EMT as well. SBA is a perfect little airport with a great-looking passenger terminal where general aviation and commercial operations mix quite well, and it is a special treat to fly in on a Cessna and watch the modest action from airside. Impressive as well is the fact that, though a small airport, it has received some quite heavy-duty traffic in the past in the form of 747's and DC-10's!
I always enjoy hearing about new service to one of my most favorite Southern California airports!
Thanks for sharing the news, and for putting up with my SBA praise.
[Edited 2004-10-29 20:42:38]
It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.
But didn't SBA open last year with 2 SBA-SEA flights and 1 SBA-PDX? It looks like somewhere the PDX flight got dropped. Now instead of returning to 3 flights a day, a SEA flight is being rerouted to PDX. That still leaves SBA with only 2 flights instead of the 3 it started with.