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SBA Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SBA / KSBA
Airport Name: Santa Barbara Airport
Location: Santa Barbara, California, United States
GPS Coordinates: 34°25'33"N by 119°50'25"W
Area Served: Santa Barbara, California
Operator/Owner: City of Santa Barbara
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 10 feet (3 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Santa Barbara Airport (SBA):

  • Because of Santa Barbara Airport's relatively low elevation of 10 feet, planes can take off or land at Santa Barbara Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) has 3 runways.
  • Airline flights began in 1932 on Pacific Seaboard Airlines.
  • The Spanish-style terminal building, commissioned by United Airlines in 1942 was designed by William Edwards and Joseph Plunkett, an architectural team whose work, including the Arlington Theatre and the National Armory, helped shape the Mediterranean style of the city.
  • The furthest airport from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is Pierrefonds Airport (ZSE), which is located 11,487 miles (18,486 kilometers) away in Saint-Pierre, Réunion.
  • The closest airport to Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is Santa Ynez Airport (SQA), which is located only 18 miles (29 kilometers) NW of SBA.
  • Besides American and United, other airlines operating jets from SBA included Pacific Air Lines with Boeing 727-100s to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Monterey, Continental Airlines with nonstop Boeing 737-300s to Denver, Air West with Boeing 727-100s as well as McDonnell Douglas DC-9-10s and DC-9-30s to Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities, Allegiant Air with McDonnell Douglas MD-80s to Las Vegas, Pacific Express with British Aircraft Corporation BAC One-Elevens to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Bakersfield, Air Wisconsin with British Aerospace BAe 146-200 and BAe 146-300s to Denver, and ExpressJet flying Embraer ERJ-145s nonstop to Sacramento and San Diego.

Map of Nearest Airports from Santa Barbara Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Santa Barbara Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
118.32 miles (29.48 km) NWSanta Ynez Airport (SQA)Santa Ynez, California, United StatesView Santa Ynez Airport on a map Set SQA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Ynez Airport
225.62 miles (41.22 km) SSanta Cruz Island Airport (SZN)Santa Barbara, California, United StatesView Santa Cruz Island Airport on a map Set SZN as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Cruz Island Airport
339.34 miles (63.31 km) ESEOxnard Airport (OXR)Oxnard, California, United StatesView Oxnard Airport on a map Set OXR as destination Airport Get more information about Oxnard Airport
439.34 miles (63.32 km) WNWLompoc Airport (LPC)Lompoc, California, United StatesView Lompoc Airport on a map Set LPC as destination Airport Get more information about Lompoc Airport
544.73 miles (71.99 km) ESanta Paula Airport (SZP)Santa Paula, California, United StatesView Santa Paula Airport on a map Set SZP as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Paula Airport
646.18 miles (74.32 km) ESENaval Air Station Point Mugu (NTD)Point Mugu, California, United StatesView Naval Air Station Point Mugu on a map Set NTD as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Station Point Mugu
746.50 miles (74.83 km) WNWVandenberg Air Force Base (VBG)Lompoc, California, United StatesView Vandenberg Air Force Base on a map Set VBG as destination Airport Get more information about Vandenberg Air Force Base
847.93 miles (77.14 km) NWSanta Maria Public Airport (SMX)Santa Maria, California, United StatesView Santa Maria Public Airport on a map Set SMX as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Maria Public Airport
972.15 miles (116.11 km) NWSan Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP)San Luis Obispo, California, United StatesView San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport on a map Set SBP as destination Airport Get more information about San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
1078.49 miles (126.32 km) EVan Nuys Airport (VNY)Van Nuys, California, United StatesView Van Nuys Airport on a map Set VNY as destination Airport Get more information about Van Nuys Airport
1180.53 miles (129.60 km) NWO'Sullivan Army Heliport (CSL)Camp San Luis Obispo, California, United StatesView O'Sullivan Army Heliport on a map Set CSL as destination Airport Get more information about O'Sullivan Army Heliport
1282.21 miles (132.31 km) EWhiteman Airport (WHP)Los Angeles, California, United StatesView Whiteman Airport on a map Set WHP as destination Airport Get more information about Whiteman Airport
1382.54 miles (132.84 km) NNEMeadows Field (BFL)Bakersfield, California, United StatesView Meadows Field on a map Set BFL as destination Airport Get more information about Meadows Field
1483.15 miles (133.82 km) NNEShafter Airport (MIT)Shafter, California, United StatesView Shafter Airport on a map Set MIT as destination Airport Get more information about Shafter Airport
1584.26 miles (135.60 km) ESESanta Monica Airport (SMO)Santa Monica, California, United StatesView Santa Monica Airport on a map Set SMO as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Monica Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Santa Barbara Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Santa Barbara Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,486.68 miles (18,485.97 km) SSEPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
211,459.68 miles (18,442.53 km) SSERoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
311,458.01 miles (18,439.84 km) SSir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
411,414.61 miles (18,370.00 km) SETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
511,404.53 miles (18,353.76 km) SSWSir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
611,294.07 miles (18,176.00 km) ESEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
711,274.76 miles (18,144.92 km) SEMananjary Airport (MNJ)Mananjary, MadagascarView Mananjary Airport on a map Set MNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Mananjary Airport
811,239.45 miles (18,088.10 km) SEFianarantsoa Airport (WFI)Fianarantsoa, MadagascarView Fianarantsoa Airport on a map Set WFI as destination Airport Get more information about Fianarantsoa Airport
911,128.93 miles (17,910.23 km) SSEToamasino Airport (TMM)Toamasina, MadagascarView Toamasino Airport on a map Set TMM as destination Airport Get more information about Toamasino Airport
1011,119.71 miles (17,895.39 km) SEManja Airport (MJA)Manja, Menabe, MadagascarView Manja Airport on a map Set MJA as destination Airport Get more information about Manja Airport
1111,106.03 miles (17,873.38 km) SEAndavadoaka Airport (DVD)Andavadoaka, Toliara province, Atsimo-Andrefana region, MadagascarView Andavadoaka Airport on a map Set DVD as destination Airport Get more information about Andavadoaka Airport
1211,105.43 miles (17,872.41 km) SEIvato International Airport (TNR)Antananarivo, MadagascarView Ivato International Airport on a map Set TNR as destination Airport Get more information about Ivato International Airport
1311,093.78 miles (17,853.67 km) SEMorombe Airport (MXM)Morombe, MadagascarView Morombe Airport on a map Set MXM as destination Airport Get more information about Morombe Airport
1411,079.30 miles (17,830.36 km) SSESainte Marie Airport (SMS)Île Sainte-Marie, MadagascarView Sainte Marie Airport on a map Set SMS as destination Airport Get more information about Sainte Marie Airport
1511,070.95 miles (17,816.93 km) SEMiandrivazo Airport (ZVA)Miandrivazo, MadagascarView Miandrivazo Airport on a map Set ZVA as destination Airport Get more information about Miandrivazo Airport