Santa Barbara Loses Direct Flight To San Jose

The last direct flight from Santa Barbara to Silicon Valley, on a route run by SkyWest Airlines, is being discontinued, according to reports. SkyWest Airlines has informed Santa Barbara Airport officials that it plans to discontinue direct flights to San Jose in June, due to lack of demand. The news was first reported by local Santa Barbara publication the Daily Sound. The Santa Barbara to San Jose flights were popular among the many high tech companies located in the Santa Barbara area. SkyWest also runs a nonstop route to SFO from Santa Barbara; however, the remaining connections to San Jose from Santa Barbara are all routed through Los Angeles or Phoenix.