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SBIA launches Las Vegas flights

There’s now another way to travel from the Inland Empire to Las Vegas.

Breeze Airways on Feb. 17 began flights to Las Vegas and then to Hartford Conn. from San Bernardino International Airport, according to a statement.

The discount airline is offering the flights on Thursday and Sunday. Tickets start at $29 a seat.

“New flights to Las Vegas and Hartford, Connecticut, have generated a lot of excitement in the Inland Empire, and we are grateful to Breeze Airways for delivering this in-demand service to our community,” said Frank J. Navarro, Colton mayor and president of the airport’s board of commissioners, in the statement.

Airport officials held a launch celebration that featured Las Vegas-style dancers and an Elvis impersonator. Upon arrival, passengers on Flight 526 were welcomed with a water cannon salute by San Bernardino County Firefighters and received airport-themed gift bags. Departing passengers also received gift bags.

David Neeleman, Breeze Airways’ president and chief executive officer, attended the event. Festivities included event-themed sweet treats and the Vegas performers greeting and taking photos with passengers, according to the statement.

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