Breeze Airways, as planned, on Friday, August 4, 2022 brought the first scheduled airline passenger service to San Bernardino International Airport.
Top Copyright Photo: The first scheduled airline passenger flight arrives at SBD. Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N126BZ (msn 19000124) arrives at SBD from SFO (Michael B. Ing).
The airport issued this statement:
San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) marked local history on August 4 with the launch of first-ever scheduled passenger flights. Breeze Airways began daily nonstop service from SBD to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), with one-stop, same-plane service to Provo Airport (PVU) in Utah. Book seats at FlySBD.com.
Breeze, an airline founded by aviation entrepreneur and JetBlue founder David Neeleman in 2021, focuses on connecting travelers in underserved cities with air service to the U.S. destinations they want to visit most, through efficient and affordable flights.
Passengers on the inaugural arriving Breeze Airways flight from SFO—which received a water arch welcome by San Bernardino County firefighters—included Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, Breeze Airways President Tom Doxey, along with other Breeze team members. Arriving passengers were greeted in the terminal by airport staff, and each received a welcome gift bag filled with SBD-branded items.
“We have the rare honor of being the very first commercial airline to fly into San Bernardino, marking a major milestone for the airport and its community,” said Doxey. “We congratulate the government leaders and airport officials that helped make this happen and look forward to serving the residents of the region.”
To inaugurate the outbound Breeze Airways flight, airport and airline representatives christened the Embraer E-190 aircraft by spraying bottles of sparkling wine as journalists and other invited guests looked on from the airport tarmac.
Back at Gate 3, the departing flight ceremonies included a DJ playing upbeat San Francisco–themed music, trivia games, an inaugural cake cutting, event-themed balloon decor, remarks from airline and airport officials, and a ribbon cutting.
SBD marked history once again when Breeze Airways’ flight to SFO pushed back from the boarding gate as the airport’s first departing commercial flight, with passengers and crew members receiving a water cannon salute by airport firefighters.
The San Bernardino–San Francisco flight service details follow:
|Flight Number||City Pair||Departs||Arrives|
|MX 603||SFO-SBD||10:10 a.m.||11:40 a.m.|
|MX 602*||SBD-SFO||1:55 p.m.||3:25 p.m.|
Flights operate daily. All times are local. SBD-SFO flight time is 90 minutes.
*One-stop, same-plane service to PVU departs SFO at 4:00 p.m., arriving at 6:50 p.m. Flight time is 1 hour, 50 minutes.
In other news, the growing airline also opened the new destination of Provo, Utah:
Not only did we open our sixth base in Provo City Government with the help of Mayor Michelle Kaufusi and many others, but we also launched service in Provo to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and San Bernardino International Airport – SBD. And, on top of it all we became the Official Hometown Airline for BYU Cougars. We are so grateful to our inaugural Guests that joined us on this incredible journey, the Seriously Nice™ team members and local officials in each location that welcomed us with open arms, and of course the wonderful communities that we now get to be a part of.
Breeze Airways aircraft photo gallery: