Sometimes you just have to get out of the City of Angels on a Hawaiian aircraft so that you can conveniently savor the West’s best barbecue.

Allow us to explain…

In short, a new commercial aircraft route has opened up from Los Angeles to Santa Maria on Mokulele Airlines.

It all kicked off last Saturday with (what else!) a celebratory Hawaiian-style barbecue at Santa Maria Public Airport to christen the new route.

Mokulele Airlines is a family-owned and operated air carrier based at Kona International Airport on the island of Hawaii (note that they have not opened up flights from Santa Maria to Hawaii, just to Los Angeles).

What’s really cool is that while the fares are competitive (one way as low as $65 per person!), the Mokulele fleet is composed of small Cessna Grand Caravans, which seat only nine passengers. Talk about flying in style—that is, Santa Maria style!

So if you live in the greater L.A. area and are hungry for Santa Maria Style Barbecue but can’t bear the thought of the drive, just hop aboard a Mokulele flight, rent a car or Uber, and hit our barbecue and wine trails for a uniquely delicious weekend!