I live in San Luis Obispo and will only fly Southwest which I have done for the past twenty five years we have lived in California. I generally fly out of LAX. The only logical, and I dare say economically viable place for Southwest to headquarter on the Centel Coast would be Santa Maria. It has a long enough runway to accommodate any size plane, even the largest military planes. It has plenty of free parking. A Radisson Hotel right at the airport. Is within an hours drive, or shuttle ride from SLO or SB. Closer to Fresno/Bakersfield than SF or LA. Only has one airline currently and would make a great set up location for Southwest new Hawaii flights.
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