SBD International Airport Sees Strong, Sustained Growth in International Flights

Robust Infrastructure Leads to Steady Annual Increases and Provides Capacity to Support Future Demand

February 3, 2021 – San Bernardino, CA: SBD International Airport (SBD) reports continued strength in the number of aircraft clearing customs and immigration. Over the last five years, international traffic has risen by an average of 21% annually, driven primarily by business aviation. Currently, SBD’s state-of-the-art infrastructure supports every category of international traffic, including chartered passenger, cargo, military, and emergency response flights. With its additional capacity and unrivalled convenience, SBD is poised to support ongoing growth from international travel and across all categories of aviation traffic in the future.

“The sustained upward trend in international traffic contributes to the Airport’s overall growth and economic strength,” says Mark Gibbs, the Airport’s Director of Aviation. “It also speaks to the appetite for easy access to Southern California’s many attractions.”

With three major interstates just minutes from the Airport, it’s an easy drive to Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego, and other destinations—making SBD the most convenient choice for international passengers. The Airport’s facilities and services also present an attractive opportunity for commercial and charter operators seeking a new global gateway:

  • Capable of accommodating aircraft from A-220 to B-747s
  • Concrete ramps and a 10,000’ x 200’ runway
  • Bonded storage warehouse
  • Expedited customs clearance for passengers and flight crews
  • Southern California’s premier FBO, Luxivair SBD
  • Comprehensive range of MRO services
  • Access to attractive Foreign Trade Zone
  • The region’s lowest airport user fees

About SBD International Airport: 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 airport by the FAA. The Airport offers a full range of services and facilities to support air cargo operations, general aviation, and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) businesses. SBD is positioning itself to provide domestic and international passenger service.


Mark Gibbs
Director of Aviation
(909) 382-4100

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