The San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) gathered for its regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22, to review the annual report on airport operations for the calendar year 2019.
Mark Gibbs, director of aviation for the airport, told the commission that San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) crossed over 60,000 airport operations in 2019 and that SBD was “the fastest growing airport over the last five years,” with an annual growth of 16 percent per year since 2014. SBD was also raked 275th last year among the 520 air traffic control towers across the country.
Gibbs also said that the airport had “passed an important threshold,” that put the airport “in the FAA’s entitlement program for all-cargo aircraft activity,” when SBD crossed 100 million pounds of landed weight, due the success of UPS and FedEx.
Other trends to note were the amount of commercial aircraft that landed at SBD airport last year was 2,795, up from the 2,331 from the year 2018 and international flights, which is up 58 percent compared to five years ago.
The commission will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26.