San Bernardino International Airport and Breeze Airways’ Founder David Neeleman Celebrate New Service to Las Vegas and Hartford, CT
Twice-weekly flights operate on Thursday and Sunday; Nonstop to Las Vegas, with BreezeThru service to Hartford
San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) now offers coast-to-coast service with Breeze Airways’ launch today of nonstop flights to Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), with BreezeThru service to Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, CT. Roundtrip flights on new Airbus A-220-300 aircraft seating 137 passengers—with three seat configurations sold in fare bundles called Nice, Nicer, and Nicest class—are now available each Thursday and Sunday. Book seats starting as low as $29 one way at FlySBD.com/LasVegas or flyBreeze.com.
Today’s launch event, headlined by Breeze Airways’ founder and CEO David Neeleman, celebrated the airline’s exciting new service connecting Inland Empire residents to Las Vegas and the East Coast through their hometown airport. LAS and BDL flights are in addition to existing nonstop service from SBD to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with BreezeThru service to Provo Airport (PVU) in Utah, which began in August 2022.
“New flights to Las Vegas and Hartford, Connecticut, have generated a lot of excitement in the Inland Empire, and we are grateful to Breeze Airways for delivering this in-demand service to our community,” said Frank J. Navarro, SBD’s Commission President and Mayor of the City of Colton. “We are pleased to continue our successful partnership with Breeze Airways and to be a partner in their Southern California regional growth strategy.”
“Today is an exciting expansion from San Bernardino, as we add nonstop service to Las Vegas to our existing SFO nonstops,” said Neeleman. “With our BreezeThru service to both Provo, Utah and Hartford, Connecticut, we are making it cheaper and more convenient for Inland Empire residents to get where they want to go.”
In addition to Neeleman, the celebration featured Vegas-style show performers and airline and airport personnel welcoming passengers in the airport’s domestic terminal with balloons, cookies, prizes, and fun.
Travelers on arriving Flight 526 were welcomed with a water cannon salute by San Bernardino County Firefighters and received SBD-themed gift bags, while departing passengers received Las Vegas–themed gift bags. Boarding gate festivities also included event-themed sweet treats and the Vegas performers meeting, greeting, and taking photos with passengers.
Neeleman, Mayor Navarro and SBD CEO Michael Burrows shared remarks to commemorate the first departing flight to Las Vegas.
“Breeze Airways’ service at San Bernardino International Airport has been an incredible success story, with approximately 25,000 passengers served since the launch of service in August 2022,” said Burrows. “The SBD team thanks our residents and business owners for supporting Breeze service and we applaud them for recognizing the time and money saved by flying from their local airport.”
Passengers and crew on the inaugural departing Flight 527 received a hearty send off. Airline and airport staff, journalists, and Vegas performers waved from the terminal ramp and airport firefighters saluted the taxiing aircraft with a water cannon.
The San Bernardino–Las Vegas flight details follow:
Flight Number City Pair Departs Arrives
MX 526 LAS-SBD 10:55 a.m. 11:55 a.m.
MX 527* SBD-LAS 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Flights operate on Thursday and Sunday. All times are local. SBD-LAS flight time is 1 hour.
*BreezeThru service to BDL departs LAS at 2:05 p.m., arriving at 9:59 p.m. Flight time is just under 5 hours.
“San Bernardino International Airport and Breeze Airways have become household names in our region, offering affordable and convenient service they can count on for their leisure and business travel needs,” said Director of Aviation Mark Gibbs. “With on-airport parking located directly across from the terminal at only $5.00 per day and the ability to pre-pay and confirm space, our customers are finding just how easy it is to travel from the Inland Empire.”
Founded by aviation entrepreneur and JetBlue founder David Neeleman in 2021, Breeze Airways 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.
For more information about San Bernardino International Airport, and Breeze Airways’ flight destinations and schedules, visit FlySBD.com.
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About Breeze Airways
Breeze Airways began service in May 2021. One year later, it was ranked as the No. 2 U.S. best domestic airline of 2021 by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Breeze now offers 121 nonstop routes between 35 cities in 20 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 flyBreeze.com and via the Breeze app.
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. Scheduled passenger service began in August 2022, with Breeze Airways’ nonstop flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and one-stop, same-plane service to Provo, Utah (PVU). Expanded and coast-to-coast flights on Breeze Airways to Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) and one-stop, same-plane service to Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, Connecticut, started 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, please visit FlySBD.com.