SeaPort Airlines, a small Oregon-based airline that serves routes in nine states, will begin service between Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) and San Diego International Airport (SAN) starting in October. The trip takes 65 minutes on Cessna planes that each hold just nine passengers.
"There's a lot of interest between those two cities," airline Executive Vice President Timothy Sieber said Wednesday. He says travelers may use the flights to go to ballgames or an entertainment event.
SeaPort is the only airline linking the two cities with nonstop service. Their Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft fly low — around 9,000 feet, so you can shoot cool videos with your phone — in and out of the commuter terminal at San Diego's airport.
The airline will operate weekday flights from Burbank at 7:30 a.m., 11:35 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Return flights from San Diego will operate weekdays at 6:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. The airline also offers limited service on weekends.
SeaPort already operates flights between Burbank and Imperial/El Centro in San Diego County and on routes in Alaska and Oregon. It hopes to add service between San Diego and San Felipe, Mexico, on Nov. 1, pending approval by U.S. and Mexican officials.
Tickets went on sale Wednesday for the Burbank-San Diego service. Introductory fares start at $77.50 each way including taxes and fees for October flights; tickets must be purchased by Sept. 15.
Info: SeaPort Airlines