Smyrna, Tennessee (August 27, 2018)—Contour Airlines today announced it will operate daily service between Santa Barbara and Oakland beginning October 16thand five weekly flights between Santa Barbara and Las Vegas beginning October 18th. To celebrate the launch of the route, Contour is offering an introductory fare of just $59 each way for tickets purchased by September 7th.
Contour will operate 30-seat Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft between the two cities featuring all leather seating with expanded legroom, complimentary snacks and beverages, and a free checked bag included with every fare.
The routes introduce two new markets, Santa Barbara and Las Vegas, into Contour’s growing West Coast network. Within the past six months, Contour has also initiated service in Oakland, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Page, AZ, and Crescent City, CA. “We see an incredible opportunity in Santa Barbara to provide point-to-point service to these high-demand, short haul markets,” according to Matt Chaifetz, Chief Executive Officer of Contour. “Santa Barbara residents can now avoid a long and unpredictable drive to the Los Angeles-area gateways and fly from their convenient hometown airport.”
Among local travelers, Las Vegas ranks high as a desirable direct flight destination as does Oakland, which is an excellent addition to SBA’s current service to the Bay Area. We are thrilled to have Contour Airlines join us at SBA,”
said Airport Director Hazel Johns.
Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis notes, “Contour Airlines’ arrival in Oakland earlier this year has been representative of a very positive trend here. Increased passenger traffic and new destinations at OAK— both regional and long-haul— continue to affirm the confidence of our passengers that Oakland is the preferred Bay Area airport. We’re thrilled to now offer this nonstop service to Santa Barbara, and believe that the convenience and economical fares will result in more business and leisure travelers on both ends.”
For additional information, visit www.contourairlines.com. For customer inquiries or travel assistance, call 1-888-33-CONTOUR (1-888-332-6686).
Contour Airlines is the scheduled service brand of Corporate Flight Management Inc. d/b/a Contour Aviation, one of the country’s leading aviation services companies. Founded in 1982, the carrier serves six states offering a premium, low-fare airline product that includes a complimentary first checked bag as well as snack and beverage service. Contour operates a growing fleet of Embraer regional jets featuring leather seating with expanded legroom in every row. Tickets are available for purchase on Contour’s web site at contourairlines.com, by calling the Contour call center at (888) 332-6686, and through local and online travel agencies.
As one of the largest Part 135 operators in the United States, Contour Aviation operates a diverse fleet of aircraft that includes regional airliners for its commercial service as well as numerous business jets available for private charter. The company also offers fuel and aircraft handling services at three FBO locations as well as retail aircraft maintenance at a facility adjacent to its headquarters in Smyrna, TN.