SBD Celebrates Record November Performance, Serving Nearly 20,000 Passengers in the First Year
Passengers in the Inland Empire region have embraced the convenience of flying locally since Breeze launched its service this summer.
January 2, 2023 – San Bernardino, CA – SBD International Airport (SBD) will celebrate nearly 20,000 passengers to fly on Breeze Airways this year since its inaugural flight. Breeze Airways became SBD’s first scheduled passenger airline when it began nonstop, daily service to San Francisco International Airport on August 4, 2022.
“After years of efforts by the Airport, our region has embraced the convenience of flying locally with nearly 20,000 passengers traveling through SBD since Breeze launched service this summer – it’s a major achievement and just the beginning of passenger service at SBD,” said Mike Burrows, Chief Executive Officer of SBD and the Inland Valley Development Agency. “SBD had more than 70 percent of all seats filled in November and all indications point to December having even higher passenger counts.”
“Breeze’s service to San Francisco has been a great success for Inland Empire residents, and after just four months, with new nonstop service to Las Vegas starting in February the region will have even more travel options,” said SBD Director of Aviation Mark Gibbs. “The ease and convenience of flying from SBD with low airfares and just $5-daily parking, it’s unrivaled in Southern California.”
Breeze Airways offers nonstop service to San Francisco International Airport with same-plane, BreezeThru flights to Provo, Utah on 108-seat Embraer E-190 aircraft. Twice-weekly nonstop service to Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport begins February 16th on Breeze’s new 137-seat Airbus A-220 with BreezeThru flight service to Hartford’s Bradley International Airport. Tickets can be booked directly through Breeze Airways on their app or at FlyBreeze.com.
About San Bernardino International Airport (SBD)
Located approximately 60 miles east of Los Angeles and within 30 minutes of more than two million people, the former Norton Air Force Base was converted to civilian use in 1992 and later became certified as a commercial-service airport by the FAA. SBD offers nonstop flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and one-stop, same-plane service to Provo, UT (PVU) on Breeze Airways. Breeze will launch nonstop flights to Las Vegas and one-stop, same-plane service to Hartford, CT on February 16, 2023. The airport also offers a full range of services and facilities to support additional domestic and international passenger airline service, air cargo operations, general aviation, and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) businesses. The domestic passenger terminal is located at 105 N. Leland Norton Way, San Bernardino, CA, off the I-10 and I-210 freeways. On-airport parking is only $5.00 per day. For more information, visit FlySBD.com.
About Breeze Airways
Breeze Airways began service in May 2021 from 16 destinations primarily in the east and southeast of the United States. One year later, it was ranked as the No. 2 U.S. best domestic airline of 2021 by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. In 2022, Breeze expanded west across the U.S., including coast-to-coast flights, and now offers 102 nonstop routes between 34 cities in 19 states. Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, Breeze operates a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with a focus on providing efficient and affordable flights between secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features – including complimentary family seating – delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Flights are on sale at www.flybreeze.com and via the Breeze app.
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