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By David Ganezer
Observer Staff Writer 

For the First Time Ever, San Bernardino Airport Offers Commercial Flights to Passengers

The airport offers "affordable and convenient parking across the street, for $5 a day"

 

August 15, 2022

For the First Time, San Bernardino Airport Offers Commercial Flights to Passengers

Completed in 2011 at a cost of $60 million, the San Bernardino International Airport (SBD for short) has never previously offered flights before. But that changed on August 4. Now, Breeze airlines offers passengers tickets to San Francisco International Airport, and Provo Utah by way of SFO.

The airport offers "affordable and convenient parking across the street, for $5 a day" says https://www.sbdairport.com/why-sbd/commercial-airlines/. Noting that SBD airport is close to the I-10, I-210 and I-215.

As for Breeze Airline's website, it says: "San Bernardino International Airport is currently served by Breeze Airways, with daily nonstop service to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and same-plane, direct service to Provo Airport (PVU). To contact Breeze Airways about your flight, baggage, or additional services, visit the airline's website or use the Breeze App." https://flysbd.com/travelers/airline-information/

San Bernardino's terminal can accommodate domestic and international airline service, but found itself bereft of an airline until now. Perhaps the proximity to Ontario airport provided too much competition.

So what's the only American State that you can't fly in to as a commercial passenger? Delaware. Frontier Airlines closed it's passenger service to Delaware's Wilmington airport ten years ago, and Biden's home state completely lacks scheduled passenger service.

Airplanes at SBD Airport

Volaris, a Mexican low-cost airline, announced the beginning of flights to Guadalajara, Mexico in November 2017, however these plans were later cancelled. In March 2022, Breeze Airways announced plans to operate passenger service at the airport with flights to San Francisco starting in August 2022.

San Bernardino International Airport is a public airport two miles (3 km) southeast of San Bernardino, says Wikipedia. The airport covers 1,329 acres (538 ha) and has one runway.[3] The facility is a commercial, general aviation and cargo airport on the site of Norton Air Force Base, which was built as the San Bernardino Air Depot in 1942 and was decommissioned in March 1994.

The airport was the filming location for the 1996 movie Executive Decision, the 2001 movie The Fast and the Furious and the 2004 Martin Scorsese film The Aviator using a Lockheed Constellation preserved by the Airline History Museum, and flown in for the shoot, with one hangar "dressed" as a Trans World Airlines facility.

 

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