San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) has entered into an agreement with UPS to add flight operations in support of the peak holiday season.
UPS will operate four flights per week using Boeing 757 aircraft from SBD in Southern California to Louisville, Kentucky, in December 2016.
The integrator expects to deliver more than 700 million packages globally between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, a 14 per cent increase over 2015.
UPS’s South California District president, Tom Cuce says: “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.”
San Bernardino International Airport Authority president, Carey Davis adds SBD is well positioned to support UPS’s air cargo needs.
Located 60 miles east of Los Angeles 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 three major interstate highways, air cargo operators are able to expedite deliveries to end users and consumers.
In recent years, SBD has made key investments to support air cargo activities which include expansion and development potential; which it says offers a competitive environment for air cargo companies and freight forwarders looking to grow their presence in Southern California.