UPS Launches Peak Season Air Service at SBD International Airport

UPS Fleet

(San Bernardino, CA – November 15, 2016) San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) has entered into an agreement with UPS to add flight operations within the Inland Empire in support of the peak holiday season. UPS will operate four flights per week using 757 aircraft from SBD to Louisville, Kentucky, in December 2016.

“This is our busiest time of year, and with the huge spike in holiday shipments, we need additional capacity to deliver for our customers. The flights from SBD will fly directly to Worldport, our main air hub in Louisville, connecting the Inland Empire to UPS’s worldwide network,” Tom Cuce, president of UPS’s South California District said. UPS expects to deliver more than 700 million packages globally between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, a 14 percent increase over 2015.

Carey Davis, Mayor of the City of San Bernardino and President of the San Bernardino International Airport Authority, adds “UPS is a major employer in the region. With state-of-the-art facilities, availability of specialized cargo equipment, and attractive cost structure, SBD is well positioned to support UPS’s air cargo needs at the SBD International Airport.”

Located 60 miles east of Los Angeles along the I-10 corridor, SBD is ideally located to support the logistics industry. With a new air cargo facility located adjacent to 60 acres of aircraft ramp, and convenient access to 3 major interstate highways, (I-10-210-215), air cargo operators are able to expedite deliveries to end users and consumers. The Airport’s location, combined with newly expanded state-of-the-art infrastructure, offers significant air cargo opportunities to the logistics industry.

In recent years, SBD has made key investments to support air cargo activities which include tremendous expansion and development potential; SBD offers a competitive environment for air cargo companies and freight forwarders looking to grow their presence in Southern California.

About SBD International Airport: Located approximately 60 miles east of Los Angeles, 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 aviation in the Southern California region, including the best-in-class FBO, Luxivair SBD, air cargo services, and four maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) businesses. The Airport is positioning itself to provide domestic and international passenger service.


UPS Airlines
Jim Mayer
(502) 595-7061

SBD International Airport
Mark Gibbs, Director of Aviation
(909) 382-4100

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