Ontario International Airport continues gains in passengers, cargo



Ontario International Airport (ONT) recorded double-digit increases in traffic volumes for the second consecutive month, with passenger levels up more than 10% and freight tonnage nearly 20% higher in February, the company said.

Passengers totaled 353,883 in February, 10.2% higher than February 2017 when ONT welcomed 321,267 customers. Cargo continued to grow at a nearly 20% rate with freight shipments up 19.8%, while mail shipments increased 2.6% compared with the same month a year ago.

February continued ONT´s double-digit passenger and freight traffic increases.
February continued ONT´s double-digit passenger and freight traffic increases.
“The sustained year-over-year growth reflects not only our capacity to handle more customers and cargo but our strong ability to provide the services and amenities passengers demand and the hassle-free experience they deserve,” said Mark Thorpe, chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority.

China Airlines will launch daily trans-oceanic service between Taiwan and Ontario on March 25. After initially planning to service the route four days a week, China Airlines increased flight frequency to seven days a week as customer demand exceeded expectations.

For January and February combined, passenger and cargo volumes were higher by 10.4% and 20.7%, respectively, over the first two months of 2017.

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 19 major airports in the US and Mexico, and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations. There is an average of 66 daily departures offered by 8 air carriers. More information is available at www.flyOntario.com.