Air Cargo Activity Continues Robust Growth, Boosting National Ranking

SAN BERNARDINO, CA, March 28, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) has released its annual operational results, which reveal that the Airport reached several notable milestones in the growth of its air cargo activity. In 2022, SBD surpassed one-billion pounds of all-cargo aircraft landed weight as it continued to rapidly climb the nation’s rankings of top cargo airports.

In 2022, SBD handled a record-breaking 1.39 billion pounds of all-cargo aircraft landed weight, the highest amount in the Airport’s history. That figure represents a 60% increase over 2021 when the Airport reported landed weight of 872 million pounds and a 197% gain since 2020, when landed weight reached 471 million pounds.

Nationally, SBD continues to outperform among the 130-140 airports in the United States that serve all-cargo aircraft and is quickly ascending in their rankings. Based on the previous year’s data reported by the FAA, the Airport’s landed weight of 1.39 billion pounds would place it in the top 30 cargo airports in the country, climbing from the top 60 in 2020, and from the 102nd position in 2018.

“That SBD is able to sustain double-digit growth in air cargo activity year after year demonstrates the value the Airport delivers to its partners every day,” says Mark Gibbs, the Airport’s Director of Aviation. He continues, “They choose SBD for its unmatched convenience, its robust logistics infrastructure, and its prime location in the highly competitive, Southern California market.”

About SBD International Airport: Located in the heart of a growing goods-movement corridor surrounded by the I-10, I-210 and I-215 freeways, SBD is approximately 60 miles east of Los Angeles and within 30 minutes of more than two million people. The Airport’s Group VI runway easily accommodates the world’s largest aircraft, while skilled and certified staff and specialized equipment ensure quick cargo handling and efficient turn times. Its updated facilities include over 60 acres of concrete ramp, a cross-dock air cargo building, and the availability of specialized cargo equipment. On-site U.S. Customs service expedites clearance for international aircraft, and facilities include bonded storage and access to a foreign trade zone. An adjacent 2,000-acre commercial business park is home to leading companies including members of the Fortune 50, 100, and 500.

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