Breeze Airways Becomes First Commercial Airline to Begin Passenger Flights Out of San Bernardino International Airport

Breeze Airways announced it will begin non-stop flights to San Francisco from San Bernardino International Airport. The airline becomes the first commercial airline to offer regular passenger jet service out of the airport.

Breeze is an airline launched by JetBlue founder David Neeleman. The airline aims to connect travelers in communities underserved by air service in the United States. Fares from San Bernardino to San Francisco will be as low as $49 one way. The airline will use Embraer E195 jets that will hold 118 passengers. Twenty-two of those seats will have extra legroom.

 “Breeze Airways’ announcement of daily nonstop service to SFO is a monumental moment for our inland Southern California region and our communities that have supported the base reuse effort for many years, invigorating the resurgence of true travel options for our residents, businesses, and friends and families,” said Frank J. Navarro, SBD’s Commission President and Mayor of the nearby City of Colton. 

San Bernardino International Airport is the former site of Norton Air Force Base which closed in 1994. In 2008, the airport was redesigned as part of the Regional Transportation Plan. Today, mostly cargo aircraft operate out of the airport. It is also home to the fire tanker base for wildfire firefighting aircraft.