Saturday, December 16, 2017

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (KSBA) remains open during Thomas Fire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara Airport and the airspace surrounding Santa Barbara remains open Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.

United Airlines has canceled its remaining flights for the day, according to Santa Barbara Airport officials. American Airlines and Alaska Airlines flights have continued to arrive as scheduled.

However airport officials say, both American Airlines and Alaska Airlines want travelers to check their flight status as that can change as the Thomas Fire continues to threaten Santa Barbara.

Class C airspace is unavailable, which applies to commercial planes like United Airlines.

Class E airspace is available but without tower communication, which means pilots need to talk to each other.

The Santa Barbara Airport tower is closed due to staffing issues due to the Thomas Fire.

Original article can be found here ➤

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