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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • B-17 Bomber offering rides at Santa Maria airport

    April 26, 2011 8:45 PM

    Ever wondered what it's like to soar the skies in a World War II bomber? It's on display until Thursday at the Santa Maria airport. The B-17 has a wing span of more than 100 feet and stands about two stories tall. This particular plane was built in 1945,... 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 »
  • Local travelers have mixed reactions to new airport security measures

    November 19, 2010 6:06 PM

    Invasive and even dangerous, that's how some critics are describing the new airport security procedures. Over at the Santa Maria Airport we asked passengers their opinions. The new security measures include full body scans at some airports or passengers can opt for a pat down which is now... 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 »
  • Russian air tanker arrives at Santa Maria airport

    April 7, 2010 9:39 PM

    A Russian air tanker landed at the Santa Maria airport this afternoon. The plane could eventually help fire officials tackle wildfires along the Central Coast and across the country. It's nicknamed the flying boat--a Russian air tanker that could revolutionize fire fighting on the Central Coast. "It picks... more »
  • Russian air tanker to land at Santa Maria airport

    April 7, 2010 1:51 PM

    A Russian air tanker will make its first landing on American soil this afternoon at the Santa Maria Airport. The Be-200, also known as Altair, is a twin-jet engire "flying boat." The crew will stay for a week and demonstrate the aircraft's capabilites for various government agencies and air... 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 »
  • Santa Maria Airport evacuated because of suspicious bag

    December 23, 2009 6:14 PM

    Transportation Security Administration officials say they have evacuated the Santa Maria Airport after they were alerted to a suspicious bag. TSA officials evacuated the airport a little after 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. The bomb squad has just arrived on scene. Travelers can expect about two hour delays for their flights.
  • Airline passengers get relief from long delays on the tarmac

    December 22, 2009 5:41 PM

    A new federal law prohibits airlines in the U-S from holding passengers inside a plane on a tarmac for more than three hours. The law requires carriers to provide food and water for passengers within two hours of the aircraft being delayed on the tarmac and to maintain operable restrooms.... more »

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