San Bernardino International Airport rocks the IE region with Ready for Takeoff Kickoff Concert

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 27, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) welcomed approximately 3,000 people on Saturday, July 23, 2022, but guests did not leave or take air flights. At least not yet. Instead, they arrived at SBD to enjoy the Ready for Takeoff concert, a celebration of the first-ever scheduled airline service. Daily nonstop flights between SBD and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), with one-stop service on the same aircraft to Provo Airport (PVU) in Utah, will launch on August 4, 2022. For Learn more at

The outdoor concert took place street side outside the airport terminal on a clear, cool evening as a community celebration for all ages with bands performing live on the famous 737 airplane stage of SBD. Beer Mug and the KROQ Street team were on hand and gifted one lucky fan a pair of tickets on Breeze Airways to see Panic! At the Disco in Los Angeles and San Francisco through their “See Them Here, See Them There” promotion.

SHAED (pronounced “shade”), a multi-platinum American indie-pop trio, thrilled audiences with performances of their breakthrough single “Trampoline” and a cover of Dolly Parton’s classic “Jolene.”

Opening act SUR (pronounced “sir”), an artist/producer hailing from Northern California, warmed up the crowd with his recently released “Lost Daze” set of songs featuring “Glitter and Gold” and “Buzzin,” and its eclectic sounds inspired by the California coast, forests and deserts.

“SBD has arrived! said Director of Aviation Mark Gibbs. “The airport team was thrilled to welcome 3,000 community members to celebrate Breeze Airways’ new air service to SFO and Provo right here from their local airport.

“Viewers could see firsthand how easy it is to drive down the street to SBD, as well as the convenience of parking from our passenger terminal.”

No party is complete without delicious food and drink. Southland favorites Pink’s Hot Dogs, Monty’s Good Burger and JuneShine, plus a beer garden for attendees 21 and older, kept hungry and thirsty visitors satisfied.

“The Ready for Takeoff concert was a preview for the public to experience the convenience and ease of use of SBD and to introduce the new airline service,” Gibbs continued. “We want our community to experience and experience the benefits of local flying. With Breeze Airways offering low fares and $5 a day parking at the airport, SBD is the best deal in town.

SBD will open its terminal doors to airline passengers beginning August 4 and looks forward to serving the air service needs of the Inland Empire community.

About San Bernardino International Airport (SBD)

Located approximately 60 miles east of Los Angeles and less than 30 minutes from more than two million people, the former Norton Air Force Base was converted to civilian use in 1992 and later certified as an airport at commercial service by the FAA. Scheduled passenger service begins August 4, 2022, with Breeze Airways nonstop flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with one-stop and same-plane service to Provo, Utah (PVU). The airport also offers a full range of services and facilities to support other domestic and international passenger air services, air cargo operations, general aviation and maintenance, repair activities. and overhaul (MRO). SBD’s domestic passenger terminal is located at 105 N. Leland Norton Way, San Bernardino, CA 92408, adjacent to I-10 and I-210. Parking at the airport is only $5.00 per day. For more information, please visit

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