The County of San Bernardino has a impressive collection of airports serving cargo, passenger, and private markets that provide businesses cost-effective and time-efficient alternatives to other regional business centers.
LA/ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ONT) is a medium-hub, full-service airport with commercial jet service to major U.S. cities and through service to many international destinations. ONT is located in the City of Ontario, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. . It is the second largest commercial airport in Southern California after the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Situated near the intersection of two major interstate highways, ONT is also the center of a rapidly developing freight movement system that includes the airport, two railroads, four major freeways, and an expanding network of freight forwarders. LA/Ontario is the United Parcel Service's (UPS) Western Region hub for both air and trucking operations within a 13-state region. In addition to serving intra-regional traffic, the hub links to UPS's global hub in Louisville and serves as an international gateway for UPS' cargo flights to and from China.
ONT’s more than 220 daily flights provide service to major cities in the U.S.
SAN BERNARDINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SBIA, airport code: SBD) is comprised of two separately governed joint powers authorities; namely the Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA) and the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) to oversee the redevelopment and reuse of the former Norton Air Force Base to civilian and commercial use. The overall objectives of both agencies are to replace the jobs lost in the community when the base closed, improve the infrastructure, landscape, and aesthetics of the local and surrounding areas, and promote economic and aviation related activities to increase the tax base of the region. The San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) allows for Stage 2 aircraft and has over 60,000 annual flight operations comprised mainly of charter, corporate and general aviation users. The Airport has recently completed a redesigned Passenger Terminal Facility in anticipation of future passenger airlines services.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOGISTICS AIRPORT (SCLA, airport code: VCV) is a 2,500-acre world-class aviation and air cargo facility serving international and domestic needs. The airport can accommodate all current-flying commercial and military aircraft with a 24-hour per day tower operation and emergency response capabilities comparable to the world’s largest airports. SCLA offers 24-hour, seven-day-a-week operations with onsite U.S. Customs. It has been designated a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #243) and a Local Agency Military Base Recovery Act (LAMBRA) Zone by the federal government. The County is also planning two business expansion projects at this airport within the next 5 years that will expand its aircraft repair capabilities (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy).