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Delta Air Lines Returns to SBA With Service to Salt Lake City and Atlanta

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Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is proud to announce the return of Delta Air Lines! Starting June 7, 2024, Delta will provide daily nonstop services to Atlanta (ATL) once a day and Salt Lake City (SLC) twice a day. An A220-300 will serve these routes, with a capacity of 130 passengers with 12 First Class seats, 30 Delta Comfort+ seats, and 88 Main Cabin seats. Advance booking is available starting Saturday, September 16, 2023 on www.Delta.com.  

Image of the Delta A220-300 plane superimposed over a blue sky
Image of the Delta A220-300 airplane

Delta previously served SBA with daily direct service to SLC from August 2019 to July 2020. Since the unforeseen end of service due to the complications brought by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Santa Barbara community has requested the return of SLC service by Delta above all others. 

“We warmly welcome Delta Air Lines back to Santa Barbara, and we are honored by their incredible commitment to our community,” says Airport Director, Chris Hastert. “This two-hub announcement demonstrates their desire to serve the needs of all travelers to/from this area with the highest level of service and connections available.” 

"By reopening service to Santa Barbara and delivering more ways to access sought-after destinations throughout the U.S. West, we’re more ready than ever to take our customers on their next great adventures – with the service, reliability and convenience they’ve come to know and expect when flying Delta," said Joe Esposito, Senior Vice President – Network Planning, Delta Air Lines.

DEPARTURES
Daily Atlanta (ATL)
7:25am SBA > ATL 2:55pm

Twice Daily Salt Lake City (SLC)
6:00am SBA > SLC 8:55am
1:20pm SBA > SLC 4:15pm

ARRIVALS 
Daily Atlanta (ATL)
7:23pm ATL > SBA 8:55pm 

Twice Daily Salt Lake City (SLC)
11:15am SLC > SBA 12:18pm 
10:45pm SLC > SBA 11:51pm

“Visit Santa Barbara is thrilled to welcome Delta Air Lines and their loyal customers to our community and regional businesses,” said Kathy Janega-Dykes, president/CEO of Visit Santa Barbara (VSB), the official destination marketing organization for the Santa Barbara South Coast.

“We are looking forward to our hotels, restaurants, and attractions benefitting from business brought by these new flights,” continued Janega-Dykes. “The new routes allow for better connectivity through popular hub airports and provide improved access to visitor markets in the Southeast. For Santa Barbara residents, it will be more convenient than ever before for family and friends visiting from these regions, and to take trips themselves. Visit Santa Barbara really appreciates the hard work of Chris Hastert, Airport Director of SBA, along with his team, in helping to add nonstop flights to Atlanta and Salt Lake City.” 

Photo of Delta airplane

"Delta Air Lines' presence at the Santa Barbara Airport not only enhances our local travel options but also positions us as a key player in national and international business networks,” says Kristen Miller, President & CEO of the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce. “This strategic addition reinforces our ability to connect our world-class center for innovation and technology businesses across the country and around the globe. It's a testament to the strength and appeal of our business community, and we are appreciative of the Santa Barbara Airport for championing this addition.” 

SBA offers the following direct flights: 

  • Atlanta via Delta Airlines starting June 7, 2024 

  • Dallas via American Airlines 

  • Denver via United Airlines and Southwest Airlines  

  • Las Vegas via Southwest Airlines 

  • Los Angeles via United Airlines 

  • Oakland via Southwest Airlines 

  • Phoenix via American Airlines  

  • Portland via Alaska Airlines 

  • Sacramento via Southwest Airlines 

  • Salt Lake City via Delta Airlines starting June 7, 2024 

  • San Francisco via United Airlines 

  • Seattle via Alaska Airlines 


Advance booking is available starting Saturday, September 16, 2023, on www.Delta.com.  

Map showing all of the nonstop routes out of SBA