Santa Barbara Muni SBA Airport Overview

Santa Barbara Airport SBA is serving southern California's coastal city of Santa Barbara, & its name-sake County.  It is an alternative to crowded Los Angles LAX Airport. As a consequence of a tremendous rise in passengers in the last decade, the Airport just opened a new terminal and intends to relocate & refurbish the current one.

Santa Barbara Airport is located at 500 Fowler Road (off Highway 101) - 7 miles northwest of downtown Santa Barbara, a beautiful city bordering on the Pacific Ocean, and adjacent to the University of California, and the city of Goleta, and is 92 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

With an estimated 750K passengers annually, and with three runways, SBA Airport is served by major airlines offering direct flights to hub airports throughout the US, with worldwide connections.

Santa Barbara Airport new passenger terminal opened in Fall 2013, and is named the 'Rickard Terminal'.  (The old terminal has been relocated and is being renovated to house the  Airport Security operations center and parking lot operations.)  The terminal is an environmentally-friendly 'green building' with LEED rating, and offers more efficient airline check-ins, baggage claim are, centralized services, more comfortable seating areas, improved concessions, and great ambiance.
Ground level 1 - the Check-in and Arrivals level - houses ticketing desks are at the right and baggage claim at left, the center leads elevators/excalators to level 2 and the observation terrace.
Level 2 - the Departures level - houses the security checkpoint, a restaurant,& gift shop in the boarding area and airline gates 1 - 5.
Amenities and services inside the passenger terminal are free Wi-Fi access, an Ambassador program (volunteers help you get around the airport and answer inquiries), self-check-in kiosks, food & drink and reail concessions, ATM machines, vending machines, and pay-on-foot station.
For paging someone from outside - call 805-681-4803.

Current Airlines serving the terminal:  Alaska AS tel. 1-800 252-7522; American AA tel. 1-800 433-7300; Frontier F9 tel. 1-800 432-1359;  United UA tel. 1-800 United1;  and US Airways US tel. 1-800 428-4322


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