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New Nonstop Airline Service From Santa Barbara To Minneapolis Starts This Week


The South Coast is getting some new airline service starting this week, with non-stop round trip flights from Santa Barbara Airport to Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Sun Country Airlines will offer round trip flights twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. 

The airline is using Boeing 737's for the service, with a capacity of 126 passengers. With fares starting at about $200 roundtrip, Santa Barbara Airport officials say the new service could help boost tourism.

The flights are also part of one stop service from Santa Barbara to Boston, and New York City.  The new service starts this Thursday.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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