Santa Maria Public Airport – SMX Airport
Santa Maria Public Airport is located in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California. It is a public airport owned by the Santa Maria Public Airport District. The airport is currently served by one airline with destination flights to Las Vegas.
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The United States Army first built SMX Airport during the 2nd World War. It was named Santa Maria Army Air Field but changed its name in 1964 to its present designation. The airport is also known as Capt. G. Allan Hancock Field. The first airline ever to serve in the airport was the Pacific Seaboard Air Lines. Now, Allegiant Air serves the airport. Today, the airport occupies land measuring 2,516 acres and features two runways with asphalted surfaces. As of 2017, the airport had a record of 38,519 aircraft operations. The airport is also home base for over 200 aircrafts used for general aviation. Nearby cities such as Ballard, Carpinteria, Isla Vista and other areas benefit from using the services of the airport.
What to Do & Area Attractions
Radisson Hotel Santa Maria is located a mere 2-minute drive away from Santa Maria Public Airport. It offers warm and spacious rooms with an outdoor pool. Town & Country Inn is a 7-minute drive away and is an informal hotel that offers free breakfast. Solaire Inn & Suites is 9 minutes away from the airport and is known for being an eco-friendly hotel.
Located only 36 minutes away from the airport is the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. Also located nearby is the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, only an hour and 4 minutes away. Both airports serve as alternative airports for nearby residents.
On this page it is easy to search for Santa Maria, CA airport hotels, we have listed hotels, airport motels,
resorts, inns in order of proximity, closest airport lodging options are listed first. Santa Maria, CA, United States (SMX-Santa Maria Public) airport
area map also gives you guidance on the distance of these hotels from the SMX airport.
Most of these SMX
hotels are designed to serve frequent travelers. If you are on business trip or family vacation or if your flight is delayed
and you need an overnight stay near the airport. Some of these Santa Maria, CA
motels have passenger pick up or free airport shuttle service which you can take advantage of.
Some of the main attractions in the area around the SMX airport are Lompoc Civic Auditorium, Antioch University, and Lobero Theater.
Map of Santa Maria, CA Hotels
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Weather Forecast for Santa Maria, CA, United States (SMX-Santa Maria Public)
If you planning to travel to Santa Maria, CA, United States (SMX-Santa Maria Public), here is your 6-day travel weather forecast to make sure you have all the essentials needed during your stay.
Start your day when the sunrises at 2:56 PM.
The temperature feels like 56.95 with a humidity level of 82 so dress accordingly.
Cloud coverage is 61 percent with visibility at 15 percent.
Today’s UV index is 0, don’t forget the sunscreen if you need it!
Today’s winds are traveling south-southwest at a speed of 3 MPH. At the end of the day don’t miss the sunset at 12:50 AM.
Fahrenheit / Celsius
Light shower rain
What are the most common amenities for Santa Maria, CA SMX airport hotels?
Airport hotels have useful amenities for frequent travelers like free SMX airport shuttle service, 24 hour in-room dinning,
late check-in and check-out and free breakfast. For business traveler amenities like
free wifi and meeting rooms are helpful. Most common amenities are Vending Machines, Complimentary Breakfast
and Complimentary Breakfast.
Closest airports to Santa Maria, CA, United States (SMX-Santa Maria Public)
Find which airports to fly into and book Santa Maria, CA airport hotels.
- Lompoc, CA, United States (LPC)
- San Luis Obispo, CA, United States (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional)
- Santa Barbara, CA, United States (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)
- Santa Maria, CA, United States (SMX-Santa Maria Public)
- Santa Ynez, CA, United States (SQA)
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