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Contour Airlines is a US airline that flies regional routes across the US, mainly from its hub at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA). The airline flies to several destinations across the US. It doesn't focus on a particular area of the country and its destinations are usually quite far apart. Overall, it flies to more than 10 destinations. The airline mainly offers leisure flights, as well as flights between destinations that aren't flown between by other airlines.

Contour Airlines has been flying since 2016, when it was created by its parent company, Contour Aviation. The airline launched with a flight between Nashville, Tennessee and Tupelo, Mississippi, which is now one of its hub destinations.

Today, the carrier serves 10 states in the United States, offering a premium, low-fare airline product.

Baggage Policy

Contour Airlines has a. different baggage allowance for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

Each passenger is allowed, free of charge, one complimentary piece of carry-on baggage, as well as one small personal item.

Carry-on items may not exceed dimensions of 22 x 14 x 9 inches / 56 x 36 x 23 centimeters (including handles and wheels).

In addition to a carry-on bag, passengers may bring one (1) personal item such as a purse, laptop, reading material, umbrella, backpack or camera case.

Checked Baggage

Each passenger is allowed, free of charge, one complimentary piece of checked baggage.

The dimensions of checked items may not exceed 90 inches in overall length, width and height, nor exceed 50 lbs.

Additional checked items will be subject to an Excess Baggage Fee of $20.00, each way.

Cabin Classes

The airline offers one class of seating: Economy

Economy Class

Economy Class Facilities

The airline operates a full service product that includes a complimentary first checked bag (see baggage allowance information above) as well as snack and beverage service. Passengers can choose from cold beverage, including soft drinks, water, or juice, which is served with complementary pretzels.

Economy Class Seating

Contour operates a growing fleet of Embraer regional jets. These aircraft feature leather seating with expanded legroom in every row.

ERJ-135: each passenger has access to a window or aisle seat due to the three-abreast configuration. Passengers also enjoy class leading legroom, which is actually on par with the first-class offerings of major airlines with similar aircraft types.

Jetstream 31/32: this airline is used for short-haul/regional operations. While the aircraft was designed to seat 19 passengers, Contour airlines has reduced that number to a 9-seat configuration with 60” seat pitch for maximum passenger comfort.

Food & Drink

Contour Airlines serves complimentary drinks and snacks on all of its flights, with classic sodas such as Coca-Cola, Sprit, Dr.Pepper, water, coffee and juices to choose from. Passengers are also given a small bag of pretzels to enjoy with their drink.


Find out about Contour Airlines' check-in policy, including check-in closing and opening times.

Online Check-in

Online check-in opens 24 hours and closes 45 minutes before your scheduled flight departure.

Airport Check-in

Contour ticket counters open two (2) hours prior to the scheduled departure time.

Contour recommends arriving at the airport at least 60 minutes prior to departure.

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Destinations that Contour flies to

Contour Airlines flies to destinations across the US, including Phoenix, Oakland, Baltimore, St.Louis, Charlotte and more. Overall, it has between 10–15 destinations within its route network at one time.

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Hub Airport

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport is 7 miles west of downtown Santa Barbara, California.

Seven airlines serve or plan to serve the airport as of February 2019 with non-stop flights to Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco by United Airlines; Portland and Seattle by Alaska Airlines; Phoenix and Dallas/Fort Worth by American Airlines; Denver by Frontier Airlines; Minneapolis by Sun Country Airlines; Oakland, Sacramento, and Las Vegas by Contour Airlines, and Salt Lake City by Delta Airlines.


Contour Airlines operates a diverse fleet of aircraft that includes regional airliners for its commercial service as well as numerous business jets available for private charter. The airline also operates a Federal Aviation Administration certificated repair station, offering fuel and aircraft handling services.

Frequently asked questions

Which terminal is Contour Airlines at Sacramento International Airport?

At Sacramento International Airport, Contour Airlines is based at Terminal B.