Santa Barbara Airlines operates as SBA Airlines with company slogan Con calidez venezolana or “with Venezuelan warmth.” The airline has its headquarters on the third floor of the Edificio Tokay in Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela, and operates scheduled domestic and international routes and services.
Our Santa Barbara Airlines reviews look at the airline’s main inflight services and features and what we and other people think of them.
Santa Barbara Airlines was founded on November 1, 1995 and commenced operations on March 1, 1996. They had previously wholly-owned Islas Airways until the latter was sold to the Canary Islands company Grupo SOAC in September 2006.
Santa Barbara Airlines’ main base and hub is located at Simón Bolívar International Airport while their other hub and focus city is found at La Chinita International Airport in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Privilege is the airline’s frequent-flyer program.
As of the most recent counts, Santa Barbara Airlines operates a fleet size of 7 aircraft: 2 Boeing 757-200ER, 3 Boeing 767-300ER, and 2 McDonnell Douglas MD-83, flying to 5 destinations. Also, Santa Barbara Airlines and Aserca Airlines had recently been set to merge.
Reviews/ What Users Have to Say
Based on 24 Santa Barbara Airlines reviews, the Venezuelan airline had garnered a 5/10 rating score with the most recent ones being compliments about their service.
“For both round-trip segments the flight was very much on time and they now offer economy plus as an option with lots of leg room. Meals were ok and the staff very cordial. I have to say it is much improved and would fly them again. However it may still be a gamble in terms of on time departures,” writes one of the most recent positive Santa Barbara Airlines reviews.
Their official website utilises a red and white colour scheme or background with a large image of one of their aircraft behind the search engine at the middle of the homepage. The option to interchange the site’s language is showing at the upper right hand corner of the screen from Spanish to English.
Passengers en route to Miami can avail of the inflight Duty Free shopping Santa Barbara Airlines offers on flights to that destination. Meanwhile, flyers on Business Class are served with kosher food while those in Economy Class are offered whole fruit dishes instead, with vegetarian options available on both cabin classes.
- Website URL: www.sbairlines.com
- Contact number: +58 212 204 41 00
- Contact Email: email@example.com
- Fax: +58 212 204 44 42
- Head Office Address: Calle 3B, Edf. Tokay, Piso 3, Caracas, Distrito Federal, 1073, Venezuela
Overall, flying with Santa Barbara Airlines, as mentioned in Santa Barbara Airlines reviews, is a “pleasant” experience despite the common delays. Their friendly cabin crew made up for this; as one of the Santa Barbara Airlines reviews wrote: “They had been notorious for very long and cruel delays. Had no more choice and to be fair was pleasantly surprised that my experience was quite good.”
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