South Coast airport gets new airport director
But, Santa Barbara Airport's new manager is already a familiar face in region.
The busiest airport in the Tri-Counties has a new manager. Christopher Hastert has been named Director of Santa Barbara Airport.
He’s already a familiar face to the region’s aviation community. Hastert oversaw Santa Maria Airport, serving as General Manager of the Santa Maria Public Airport District. He has more than three decades of experience in the field.
Hastert was chosen following a nationwide search. He fills the vacancy created by the departure of Henry Thompson, who left last year to run the agency which manages Fresno’s two airports.
Santa Barbara Airport is on track to have one of the busiest years in its history. It offers more than two dozen daily non-stop flights around the country.