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Santa Barbara Airport flights canceled due to extreme heat

Triple digits blanket Phoenix

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Two outbound flights to Phoenix from the Santa Barbara Airport have been canceled due to extreme blanketing the region.

The Santa Barbara Airport announced the cancellations of Phoenix flights 5910, set to depart at 12:35 p.m., and flight 5981, set to depart at 4:20 p.m., on their Twitter and Facebook page Tuesday morning.

Temperatures in Phoenix are expected to rise to 120F Tuesday and continue into high triple digit temperatures for the next few days.

A statement put out by the airport on behalf of American Airlines said the airline is offering passengers affected by flights to Phoenix during June 19-21 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to change their travel plans without a fee.

"The high temperatures, which will peak between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Phoenix time, could impact flight operations. If you are scheduled to arrive and/or depart Phoenix during this time period, we recommend you change to an earlier or later flight, or connect via a different city, in order to avoid any disruption to your travel plans," read the statement.

American Airline flights can be changed by calling Reservations at 1-800-433-7300. You can check the Santa Barbara Airport's website for the status of incoming and outgoing flights.


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