Delta Air Lines announced Monday that it will offer three daily nonstop flights between Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City beginning August.

Flights from Salt Lake City International Airport to Santa Barbara Airport are scheduled to begin Aug. 12. Service from Santa Barbara to Salt Lake City is to start the next day.

The route will be flown with 76-seat Embraer E-175 aircraft that have a three-class cabin, including first class and premium class, which provides extra legroom, a dedicated overhead bin space for an item and early boarding.

Year-round flights will offer free entertainment, as well as free messaging, access to Wi-Fi, and complimentary snacks and beverages, the Georgia-based airline said in a news release.

Years ago, Delta offered service between Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City — one of its regional hubs — but the service was dropped.

“With a growing population of nearly half a million people throughout Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara Airport is one of the largest unserved West Coast markets in Delta’s network,” Scott Santoro, Delta’s vice president – Los Angeles and Sales-West, said in a news release. “This is a great opportunity as Delta continues expanding in the west and complements Delta’s investment in the Los Angeles Basin.” 

Link to Santa Barbara Airport HERE