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
[Edited 2004-10-29 20:42:38]
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