Big Rick Stuart
Santa Barbara Airport Adding New Service to Chicago Starting in June
Santa Barbara Airport on Monday announced that United Airlines will offer nonstop service to O’Hare International Airport in Chicago starting in June.
Beginning June 3, daily flights on United Airlines are scheduled to depart the Santa Barbara Airport at 7 a.m. and arrive in O'Hare International Airport at 1:20 p.m. local time in Chicago, according to Angi Daus, marketing coordinator at SBA.
“We are honored that United Airlines has chosen SBA for new service via its Chicago hub," SBA Airport Director Henry Thompson said in a statement.
“For Santa Barbara area residents, it will be our farthest direct flight with connections to more than 40 destinations across the Midwest and East Coast and will also shave hours off the typical routes via Denver, Los Angeles or San Francisco. As international travel opens this route will connect Santa Barbara to over 60 international destinations.”