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Ontario Airport Updates - December 2017

November data show continued strong gains in passengers and cargo at Ontario International Airport

Customer totals and cargo tonnage rose 8.5% and 20.8% respectively

Ontario International Airport (ONT) posted robust gains in both passenger and cargo volumes in November, continuing its run of steady month-over-month increases since its transition to local control a year ago.

The total number of inbound and outbound customers who traveled through ONT last month rose to more than 410,000, an increase of 8.5% over November 2016. For the first 11 months of the year, ONT welcomed 4.1 million customers, 6.8% more than the same period in 2016.

November was the first full calendar month of operations for Frontier Airlines, which initiated service at ONT in mid-October.

Air cargo including freight and mail shipments at ONT continued to show remarkable growth totaling more than 61,000 tons in November, 20.8% higher than the same month in 2016. From January through November this year, cargo volume exceeded 582,000 tons, an increase of 15.5% over the same period last year.

“The confidence index continues to rise month-over-month, driving our determination to create a world-class gateway at ONT,” said Mark Thorpe, chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority.

“Our customers are showing their preference for our airport and services by coming back in greater numbers, helping to transform ONT into a popular destination and hub for business in Southern California.”

About Ontario International Airport (ONT)

Ontario International (ONT) Airport is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a full-service airport with nonstop commercial jet service to 18 major airports in the U.S., Mexico and Taiwan, and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations. There is an average of 64 daily departures offered by 8 air carriers. More information is available at www.flyOntario.com. Follow @flyONT on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

About the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA)

The OIAA was formed in August 2012 by a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino to provide overall direction for the management, operations, development and marketing of ONT for the benefit of the Southern California economy and the residents of the airport's four-county catchment area. OIAA Commissioners are Ontario Council Member Alan D. Wapner (President), Retired Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge (Vice President), Ontario Council Member Jim W. Bowman (Secretary), San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman (Commissioner) and retired business executive Julia Gouw (Commissioner).

About MAG USA

Launched in 2015, MAG USA is the United States’ ‘go-to’ organization for delivering market-leading commercial solutions that transform customer experiences in airports with a focus on Airport Lounges, Car Parking Distribution and Services, as well as P3, Retail and Terminal Developments. MAG USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Manchester Airport Group, UK (MAG) which owns and operates Manchester and London Stansted, East Midlands. | MAGworld.com

Nov. 2017 Nov. 2016 % Change YTD 2017 YTD 2016 % Change
Passenger Traffic
Domestic 400,178 368,225 8.7% 4,015,706 3,754,628 7.0%
International 9,874 9,712 1.7% 126,129 123,234 2.3%
Total 410,052 377,937 8.5% 4,141,835 3,877,862 6.8%
Air Cargo (Tons)
Freight 59,224 48,928 21.0% 555,171 480,987 15.4%
Mail 2,238 1,966 13.9% 27,040 23,064 17.2%
Total 61,463 50,894 20.8% 582,211 504,051 15.5%

Holidays Looking Jolly at Ontario International Airport

More than 280,000 passengers expected to travel through ONT from Dec. 15-Jan. 4 – up 5.4% from prior year

Arrival and departure halls at Ontario International Airport (ONT) are decked for the holidays as airport officials and employees make final preparations for the end-of-year travel surge.

ONT anticipates 281,313 customers will travel through ONT during the three-week period from Dec. 15 to Jan. 4, an increase of 5.4 percent from a year ago. The busiest days, Friday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 26, each will see more than 19,000 air passengers.

“We are ready and eager to welcome even more customers this holiday season, continuing the impressive growth in activity since the airport’s transition to local control 13 months ago,” said Alan D. Wapner, Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) president. “We have more carriers and more flights, but we’ve also maintained our trademark hassle-free airport experience. Even during this incredibly busy time of year, ONT remains free of needless delays and inconveniences.”

Customers can take advantage of ample, reasonably priced parking in terminal lots and easy curbside access at terminals for private vehicles and ride-share services. The addition of valet parking in Terminal 4 has become a popular option for travelers driving themselves to ONT. Valet service will be expanded to Terminal 2 in early 2018.

Once inside ONT, travelers will enjoy clean, spacious and congestion-free terminal lobbies, as well as expanded and quicker security screening. The addition of a fifth security screening lane combined with the new trays customers use to send their carry-on items through x-ray screening increased screening capacity by 25 percent and passenger flow by 40 percent at the airport’s busiest terminal serving Southwest and American airlines. A new high-definition flight display system has made arrival and departure screens easier to read, while upgraded Wi-Fi delivers faster – free – internet service.

Travelers and visitors to the airport should also monitor ONT AiRadio for directions and information regarding parking options and airline terminal locations, as well as other valuable information. The commercial-free broadcasts, which began in November, are heard 24 hours a day at 620AM and via livestream at flyontario.com.

Airport police will be deployed throughout the ONT complex to keep vehicle traffic flowing, prevent congestion and keep travelers and visitors safe while they are at the airport.

About Ontario International Airport (ONT)

Ontario International (ONT) Airport is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a full-service airport with nonstop commercial jet service to 18 major airports in the U.S., Mexico and Taiwan, and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations. There is an average of 64 daily departures offered by 8 air carriers. More information is available at www.flyOntario.com. Follow @flyONT on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

About the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA)

The OIAA was formed in August 2012 by a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino to provide overall direction for the management, operations, development and marketing of ONT for the benefit of the Southern California economy and the residents of the airport's four-county catchment area. OIAA Commissioners are Ontario Council Member Alan D. Wapner (President), Retired Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge (Vice President), Ontario Council Member Jim W. Bowman (Secretary), San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman (Commissioner) and retired business executive Julia Gouw (Commissioner).

About MAG USA

Launched in 2015, MAG USA is the United States’ ‘go-to’ organization for delivering market-leading commercial solutions that transform customer experiences in airports with a focus on Airport Lounges, Car Parking Distribution and Services, as well as P3, Retail and Terminal Developments. MAG USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Manchester Airport Group, UK (MAG) which owns and operates Manchester and London Stansted, East Midlands. | MAGworld.com