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  • Santa Maria Aiport announces direct service to Hawaii

    May 15, 2012 10:04 PM

    The wait is over. Pack your bags. The Central Coast is getting direct service from Santa Maria to the Aloha State. Flights will start November 17 on Allegiant Air between Santa Maria and Honolulu. The airline will offer one flight each way on Saturdays only. Fares start at about... more »
  • Allegiant likely to announce direct flights from Santa Maria to Hawaii

    May 11, 2012 9:27 PM

    It would be huge if the talk is true. A direct flight to one of the most popular tourist destinations around, right in our own backyard. How does hopping on a plane from Santa Maria to Hawaii sound? The whispers have been going around town in Santa Maria for... more »
  • Central Coast fire officials prepare for a busy fire season

    May 7, 2012 11:01 PM

    As fire officials throughout the Central Coast prepare for an active fire season, the extended runway at the Santa Maria Public Airport will be getting a lot of use this summer. About 1,700 feet were added to the already 6,700 feet runway. Tanker planes will be flown in during... more »
  • Allegiant passengers now have to pay $35 for overheard carry-ons

    April 4, 2012 10:27 PM

    You might have to pay an extra $35 when you fly Allegiant Air. Starting Wednesday, passengers who chose to bring carry-on bags that need to go in overheard bins, will have to pay up to $35. Passengers will still be allowed to bring one personal item with them, like... more »
  • Holiday homecoming for Vandenberg airmen

    November 24, 2010 9:21 PM

    Vandenberg airmen are returning home from Afghanistan today, just in time for the holidays. After traveling for 40 hours, Master Sergeant Lori Mills arrived at the Santa Maria Airport this afternoon. She was greeted by co-workers from Vandenberg Public Affairs. Mills served in Afghanistan for six months, working in public... more »
  • Runway expansion could mean more flights

    September 1, 2010 10:53 PM

    Some big changes are on the horizon for the Santa Maria Airport thanks to a grant from the F.A.A. The airport has received the funding it needs to extend its main runway. Expanding the runway at the Santa Maria Airport could eventually mean expanded service and more routes for... more »
  • Runway expansion could mean more destinations for Santa Maria Airport

    September 1, 2010 1:22 PM

    Expanding the runway at the Santa Maria airport is the first step in allowing it to expand its range of destinations. Rep. Lois Capps will present the airport with a $4.1 million check this afternoon from the Federal Aviation Administration. Capps says the grant is crucial to strengthening... more »
  • Warbird tour stops at Santa Maria Airport

    May 19, 2010 10:45 PM

    Three World War II aircraft landed at the Santa Maria Airport. A B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, and the classic P-51 Mustang were all on display yesterday and today. Visitors could view the outside of the planes for free or pay a little to go inside. The planes were built... more »
  • Eyes on the sky for Oceano Airport Celebration Day

    May 8, 2010 8:31 PM

    All eyes were on the sky in Oceano where an airport celebration day was underway this morning. Families came out to see CHP, Cal Star, Fire and Angel Flight Aircraft. Organizers say they want the community to understand the value of general aviation airports. "Of course this is... more »
  • Emergency crews conduct disaster drill at Santa Maria Airport

    May 5, 2010 1:37 PM

    Emergency responders are honing their disaster skills with simulated plane crash exercise at the Santa Maria Public Airport Wednesday. Officials say the exercise simulates the crash of a 30 passenger plane, including a post-crash fire and leaking fuel. A school bus represents the downed aircraft, a canister of simulated... more »
  • Santa Maria Airport to hold emergency drill

    May 5, 2010 8:16 AM

    The Santa Maria Public Airport will be the site of a disastrous plane crash, as part of an emergency drill. At about 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, volunteers and emergency responders will put their skills to the test in a disaster exercise, that's meant to simulate a plane crash. Every... more »
  • New United Airlines flight expected to soar from San Luis Obispo

    April 6, 2010 8:19 AM

    San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is expected to begin its newest United Airlines flight Tuesday. The early afternoon flight to Los Angeles was announced last week. Airport officials say the airline is taking advantage of incentives the county board of supervisors passed last year. The incentives save airlines... more »
  • San Luis Obispo County Airport turning to consulting firm to expand

    March 23, 2010 1:41 AM

    The San Luis Obispo County Airport wants more flights and more airlines. The airport was one of 19 airports in the country to receive a $500,000 federal grant. One of the things it wants to spend the money on is a consulting firm to help it attract more business. The... more »
  • Local developer to hold public meeting on proposal to close Oceano Airport

    March 17, 2010 7:49 AM

    A local developer, looking to shut down the Oceano Airport, will hold a meeting Wednesday to discuss the matter. Jeff Edwards says he wants to use the land to develop homes or commercial buildings, among other things. But, San Luis Obispo County supervisors say they have no intention of... more »
  • Airport official blames potential deficit on economy

    March 2, 2010 8:17 PM

    San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport officials are warning the board of supervisors that the airport may not have enough money to cover operating costs next year. In a status report, leaders say they may need to pull $500,000 from a loan that was intended for future development. ... more »
  • San Luis Obispo airport could come up short next year

    March 1, 2010 9:10 PM

    San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport officials say if there isn't an upswing in revenue, the airport will not have enough money to cover operating costs next year. In a report given to the Board of Supervisors, officials say they may need to pull $500,000 from a loan that... more »
  • LA mayor calls for more airport scanners, dogs

    January 5, 2010 4:16 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is calling for federal officials to mandate more body-imaging scanners and bomb-sniffing dogs at U.S. airports. Villaraigosa's comments Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport come more than a week after a passenger attempted to set off an explosive on an international... more »
  • Local travelers talk about tightened security

    December 28, 2009 9:38 PM

    No flight delays have been reported at the Santa Maria Airport due to increased security measures, but it does feed into major international airports. For holiday travelers returning to Santa Maria Monday morning, security at the international airport didn't seem to slow them down. "I didn't notice too... more »
  • Bomb scare shuts down Santa Maria airport for hours

    December 23, 2009 9:37 PM

    The Santa Maria public airport is back open tonight after a bomb scare brought holiday traffic to a halt, but it certainly wasn't the way many people expected to kick off their holiday travel plans. Ariport officials say a suspicous suitcase was discovered inside the terminal around 1pm. They... more »
  • Thanksgiving travelers hit the road

    November 25, 2009 9:57 PM

    AAA expects more than Two million Southern Californians to travel over the holiday weekend. Drivers were gassing up all afternoon long, trying to get an early jump on the Thanksgiving rush. 85 percent of Southern Californians are expected to hit the road this year. That's up nine percent from... more »
  • FAA computer problem causes delays across the US

    November 19, 2009 9:09 AM

    The Federal Aviation Administration is reporting nationwide problems with its flight information computers this morning. Right now, flights are being monitored manually, which may cause some delays. Air traffic controllers still have radar coverage and radio communication with planes, so flights are still able to takeoff and land. ... more »

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