Located in the heart of the California Central Coast, Santa Maria Airport (SMX) serves areas as far north as the wine country of Paso Robles and south to the historic beauty of Santa Barbara. The Airport offers a convenient and hassle-free experience. Boarding time and security checks are quick, simple, and efficient. Residents and visitors have the choice of two commercial airlines with flights to Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Parking is always free and just a few steps away.
Enjoy the ease of flying to and from the California Central Coast with direct and connecting flights across the country. The airport also serves the general aviation and corporate communities with the Radisson hotel situated on the airfield. SMX is dedicated to make recreational or business aviation a pleasant and safe environment. We look forward to your visit.
After initially determining a budget last year, the Santa Maria City Council voted to increase the city’s total operating funds by an additional $7.6 million at its regular Tuesday meeting.
Last year, the council approved two one-year budgets but planned to do a midcycle review. This being the review, the city reassessed operational needs and re-evaluated [...]
Short and long-term parking is available in front of the passenger terminal building. There is no charge for airport parking. Passenger vehicles being left over 14-days, the airport district requests the vehicle owner to please fill out the long term parking slip that can be faxed to (805) 922-0677, dropped of at the administration district office, or mailed to 3215 Terminal Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455. In the event of aviation security issues parking locations may change without prior notice. Vehicles parked in violation of the parking regulation or aviation security measures will be ticketed, towed, and impounded at the owner's expense.