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Exciting Air Service Updates at SLO County Airport

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — The SLO County Airport (SBP) is excited to share upcoming enhancements to its air service.

Effective March 14, 2024, as part of its commitment to providing convenient and efficient travel options for passengers, Alaska Airlines will resume direct flights to Portland International Airport (PDX) and add a second daily flight to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

Beginning March 31, 2024, United Airlines will commence a second daily direct flight to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This addition to the airport’s air service portfolio further strengthens its connectivity to key destinations and underscores its role as a vital transportation hub for the Central Coast region.

Additionally, commencing May 7, 2024, passengers traveling from SBP will enjoy increased accessibility to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) with the introduction of a second daily flight operated by American Airlines. This new route provides travelers with more flexibility and convenience when planning their journeys to one of the nation’s major aviation hubs.

SBP is also thrilled to announce that beginning May 16, 2024, Alaska Airlines will launch a second daily direct flight to San Diego International Airport (SAN). This additional service aims to capitalize on travel demand to Hawaii, providing passengers with enhanced connectivity and convenience for their journeys to the Pacific Islands.

However, it’s important to note that the seasonal air service to Las Vegas, which commenced as a test run by Alaska Airlines to gauge the popularity of the route, will conclude on April 15, 2024. The airlines will assess the performance of the route to determine future service opportunities.

The increased flight frequencies to Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, and San Diego reflect the both the airlines confidence in SBP and the airport’s commitment to providing passengers with a diverse range of travel options.

“SBP is ecstatic to announce that the Portland flight is back as it is extremely popular with residents of our region. Additional flights to Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, and San Diego are icing on the cake,” said Courtney Johnson, Director of Airports. “These developments underscore our dedication to enhancing the travel experience for our community and visitors, and we look forward to continuing to serve as a gateway to the Central Coast region.”

Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines are renowned for their exceptional service and commitment to customer satisfaction. Passengers traveling on these new routes can expect a seamless travel experience and enjoy amenities tailored to enhance their journey.

For more information about flight schedules, fares, and bookings, passengers can visit the respective airline websites or contact their preferred travel agency.

The San Luis Obispo County Airport (SLO County Airport/SBP) is a vital transportation gateway serving California’s Central Coast region. With its modern facilities and convenient location, the airport offers a range of domestic flights, connecting passengers to major cities across the United States. The SLO County Airport serves areas as far north as Southern Monterey County, San Luis Obispo County, and as far south as Northern Santa Barbara County. SLO County Airport is committed to providing safe, efficient, and customer-focused air travel services to its passengers while supporting the economic growth and development of the region. The SLO County Airport is also home to full-service general aviation and corporate facilities. For more information, or to book a flight, visit