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Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 3:46 PM - For Immediate Release

Sacramento International Airport Welcomes Contour Airlines with Nonstop Flights to Santa Barbara.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Contour Airlines (LF) has announced it is coming to Sacramento International Airport (SMF) with nonstop service to Santa Barbara.

The new schedule offers daily nonstop flights to Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) beginning April 2019. Contour will operate from Terminal B with a 30-seat Embraer E-135 regional jet airplane.

"This new route is a great opportunity for us to restore service to an important intra-California market that has gone unserved since August 2010," said Cindy Nichol, Sacramento County Department of Airports Director. "This convenient nonstop service will appeal to business and leisure travelers alike and a great option for quick getaways to the central coast."

Santa Barbara is a popular tourist and weekend getaway destination.

Service starts April 2019.

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The Sacramento County Department of Airport is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County airport system is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit sacramento.aero.