Ontario International Airport Authority names deputy executive director

The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) has announced the promotion of Atif Elkadi to deputy executive director, a newly created position in which he will play an expanded role in the operation and administration of the airport, the company said.

A seasoned professional with extensive senior-level experience in strategic marketing, brand management and customer service communications, Elkadi has been chief commercial officer for Ontario International Airport (ONT), responsible for a broad portfolio of communication activities including community engagement, social media, marketing, advertising and public relations. Elkadi joined ONT in November 2017.

Elkadi, 41, was previously senior corporate communications manager at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport where he developed the airport´s communications strategy and implemented its strategic communications initiatives.

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 US, 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.

Ontario International Airport Authority (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.