Airport Advises Plan Ahead for Labor Day Travel

A Busy Santa Barbara Airport Predicted September 2-7

Santa Barbara Airport anticipates a busier-than-normal travel period from Thursday, September 2 through Tuesday, September 7 during the Labor Day holiday weekend. More than 15,000 passengers traveled through SBA during the same time period in 2009 with the busiest travel days being the Friday before and Monday of Labor Day. Check here for the latest travel tips and security requirements.

Plan Ahead

Passengers and visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and give themselves 90 minutes to two hours to find parking, check their luggage and go through the security checkpoint to ensure they are at their gate in time for their flight.

A Goleta Sanitary District sewer main replacement project is underway on south Fairview Avenue between the Airline Terminal and Hollister Avenue causing brief delays. Travelers are advised to use highway 217 (Ward Memorial, or Hwy 2) when traveling from the south to avoid the construction. Those passengers driving to the Airport from the north and wishing to park their vehicles are advised to use the Fairview Avenue exit and park in Long Term Parking Lot 2 for complimentary shuttle transport to the Airline Terminal.

Parking Options For SBA

* For parking availability call 805.967.4566 or for directions to SBA, visit here.

* Short and Long Term Parking at the Airline Terminal is located adjacent to the Terminal building area. Short Term is $20 per day or $2 for the first hour and $1 per hour thereafter, up to $20 per day. The first 15 minutes are free for those dropping-off and picking-up passengers. Long Term is $9 per day or $2 for the first hour and $1 per hour thereafter, up to $9 per day.

* Long Term Parking Lot 2, is located on Frederic Lopez Road, just off Hollister Avenue near the corner of Hollister and Fairview Avenues to the west. Parking is $9 per day with free shuttle service to/from the Terminal every 10 minutes. A map for Lot 2 is available here (PDF) .

Santa Barbara Airport is a self-supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of Santa Barbara

and serves nearly 850,000 passengers annually. The Airport is served by 6 commercial passenger airlines with six non-stop destinations in the United States and hundreds of one-stop connections worldwide.


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