Passenger and cargo volumes continue to gain altitude at ONT
Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport (ONT) rose nearly 5 percent in October compared with October a year ago, continuing a strong
trend in passenger levels as the airport completed its first year under local control.
More than 410,500 passengers moved through ONT in October, up 4.7 percent from October 2016. The increase was driven in part by the arrival of
Frontier Airlines, which began service at ONT in mid-October.
Passenger numbers for the first 10 months of the year also climbed compared with 2016, increasing by 6.6 percent to more than 3.7 million.
Air cargo, meanwhile, continued its double-digit growth in October. A total of 57,679 metric tons of freight and mail were handled at ONT, up 22.7 percent compared
with October 2016. For the first 10 months of this year, total cargo tonnage rose nearly 15 percent.
“ONT is on track for a record year in air cargo activity while passenger volumes are on pace to be the highest since 2011,” said Mark Thorpe, chief executive
officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority.
“The steady increases we are seeing month after month reflect a strong show of confidence among airlines and their customers for service at ONT.”
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.
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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
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