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Breeze launches San Bernardino International’s first scheduled passenger service

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    erj

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    1969-08-19

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    Francisco Gomes Neto

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    Sao Paulo, Brazil

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US carrier Breeze Airways has added two new routes to its network, with flights from Provo, Utah and San Bernadino, California to San Francisco. The airline will also offer a one-stop/no-change-plane “BreezeThru” service between Provo and San Bernadino via San Francisco.

Breeze Opens New Routes and First West Coast Base

The new routes began on August 4, when Breeze Airways (Breeze) became the first airline to operate commercial service from San Bernardino International Airport (SBD), located just two miles from the city of San Bernardino. That flight, Breeze MX602, took off from SBD at 2:39 p.m. and arrived at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at 3:37 p.m. Earlier today, Breeze flight MX603 departed Provo Municipal Airport (PVU) at 9:05 a.m. for the 1:27 a.m. flight to San Francisco, landing at 9:32 a.m. Both flights were operated by the same aircraft, an Embraer E190, registration N126BZ.

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On August 4, Breeze Airways launched daily services between San Bernadino (SBD) and San Francisco (SFO). Data: Flightradar24.com

Breeze also announced its first base on the US West Coast in Provo, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) from the airline’s headquarters in Salt Lake City. Currently, Breeze has over 250 employees at its corporate headquarters and base in Provo, with plans to hire another 180 over the next twelve months. Breeze President Tom Doxey said the new flights and the Provo base are three important milestones for the airline, adding:

“We also have the rare honor today of being the first-ever commercial airline to serve San Bernardino, marking an important milestone for the airport and its community. We commend the government and airport officials who have helped towards this goal and we look forward to serving the people of these cities.”

Breeze continues to connect local communities with low-cost flights

Breeze uses a combination of Embraer and Airbus single-aisle aircraft to operate approximately 87 nonstop routes in the United States to 30 destinations. Photo: Embraer

The new routes connecting Provo and San Berardino to San Francisco and between them are examples of Breeze’s strategy to provide fast, efficient and affordable air service between underserved city pairs. Flights will operate daily, with fares starting at $39 one-way. It does so with a fleet of Airbus and Embraer single-aisle aircraft, which ch-aviation.com lists seven Airbus A220-300s, ten Embraer ERJ 190-100ARs, three ERJ 190-200ARs and one ERJ 190-200LR, although the ce last is listed as inactive. Breeze also has 73 Airbus A220-300s on order.


Unsurprisingly, local communities are thrilled to be connected to San Francisco and the global connections that come with it. Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi said, With Breeze Airways now operating daily nonstop flights to an international airport, our forward-looking vision has opened our community to the world. SFO Airport Manager Ivar C. Satero said Breeze’s new service to Provo and first-ever commercial flight to San Bernardino gives travelers what they want most, more travel options at competitive prices.

Breeze has partnered with Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo to become its “official hometown airline”. The five-year agreement, which includes San Bernardino Airport, covers nearly all of the university’s men’s and women’s athletic programs, including transportation of BYU teams to away games and other events. Doxey, a former BYU baseball player, said Breeze is proud to support the athletics program while “solidifying brand affinity and awareness for Breeze by tapping into its powerful fanbase.”


In just over a year, Breeze has grown from its initial 16 destinations, primarily in the eastern and southeastern United States, to 30 cities in 18 states with 87 nonstop routes. This will increase with two more destinations from Provo, including nonstop service to Las Vegas starting Oct. 5 and to Los Angeles Nov. 2. How is Breeze handling the current disruptions and is it a good airline to fly with?

Mary Cashion

The author Mary Cashion