Contour Airlines to Begin Nonstop Service from SLO County Airport
Author: Airport Administrator
6/26/2019 11:00:00 AM
Will connect San Luis Obispo with Las Vegas beginning October 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — Today Contour Airlines joined the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport and Visit SLO CAL in announcing new nonstop service from San Luis Obispo to Las Vegas. The airline will begin flying four times per week starting October 17, 2019.
This will be the Contour’s first time in San Luis Obispo. Founded in 1982, Contour operates in 10 states, offering a premium, low-fare airline product that includes a complimentary first checked bag as well as snack and beverage service. The airline already flies in several cities across California, including Santa Barbara and Oakland.
“Las Vegas has been a tremendously successful market for Contour and I am certain our new service to San Luis Obispo will be no different,” said Matt Chaifetz, Chief Executive Officer. “Our new nonstop flights will make it easy, comfortable and affordable to travel between these two world class destinations.”
“The San Luis Obispo community has asked for direct access to Las Vegas for years, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to deliver,” said Kevin Bumen, Airport Director. “Adding a new destination, as well as a new airline, is an incredible success for the entire region. We’re excited to continue helping our travelers get anywhere they want to go, right from their hometown airport.”
The flights will be offered four times per week, on Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday. The quick 80-minute flight is scheduled to leave Las Vegas mid-morning and return from San Luis Obispo in the early afternoon. To celebrate the new service, Contour will offer introductory fares starting at $99 one way.
“This partnership with Contour Airlines will provide a great airline experience for guests seeking to explore destinations in SLO CAL,” said Chuck Davison, President and CEO of Visit SLO CAL.
"Las Vegas has been a key market for Visit SLO CAL since the Tourism Marketing District launched four years ago. It continues to show demand opportunity to attract new visitors looking for outdoor adventure, food, and wine experiences and a slower pace of life, while supporting local business development, and giving us access to a large selection of one-stop markets.”
Adam Hill, Supervisor for the County’s 3rd district, which encompasses the airport, said, “We are very excited to be adding another new flight for our community. As we know from the recent economic impact study, our airport’s success has been a prime driver of economic success, and it has also made us an increasingly popular destination.”
Contour will operate 30-seat Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft between the two cities, featuring all leather seating with expanded legroom, complimentary snacks and beverages, and a free checked bag included with every fare. Tickets for the new Las Vegas flights are available for purchase now on contourairlines.com.
About San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) serves areas as far north as Southern Monterey County and as far south as Northern Santa Barbara County. The airport offers convenient access to and from the Central Coast. Residents and visitors have the choice of three commercial airlines with flights to Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, and in spring 2019, Dallas/Ft. Worth. The airport is also home to full service general aviation and corporate facilities. For more information, or to book a flight, visit www.sloairport.com.
About Contour Airlines
Contour Airlines is the scheduled service brand of Corporate Flight Management Inc. d/b/a Contour Aviation, one of the country’s leading aviation services companies. Founded in 1982, the carrier serves ten states offering a premium, low-fare airline product that includes a complimentary first checked bag as well as snack and beverage service. Contour operates a growing fleet of Embraer regional jets featuring leather seating with expanded legroom in every row. Tickets are available for purchase on Contour’s web site at contourairlines.com, by calling the Contour call center at (888) 332-6686, and through local and online travel agencies.
As one of the largest Part 135 operators in the United States, Contour Aviation 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 company also offers fuel and aircraft handling services at three FBO locations as well as retail aircraft maintenance at a facility adjacent to its headquarters in Smyrna, TN.
About Visit SLO CAL
Visit SLO CAL is the non-profit countywide destination marketing organization. Its goal is to promote SLO CAL (San Luis Obispo County) through marketing, advertising, public relations, group sales, promotions, events and sponsorship – branding the region as a preferred destination for regional, national and international travelers. Visit SLO CAL works in partnership with tourism-related businesses and organizations to create a unified marketing approach that promotes the unique assets of the county. For more information, visit www.slocal.com.