Ontario International Airport (ONT) reports 10.5% increase in October passenger traffic

Ontario International Airport has announced passenger volume in October 2019 totaled more than 504,000, an increase of 10.5% over October 2018, the company said.

From January through October, more than 4.5 million passengers arrived and departed ONT, including more than 4.3 million domestic travelers. For the first 10 months of the year, total travelers rose 8.3% over the same period a year ago. The number of domestic passengers increased nearly 7% while international travelers climbed 38.5%.

Commercial freight shipments grew 4.6% percent in October to more than 66,000 tons after being flat in September. For the year, freight volume was up 3.5% to more than 605,000 tons over the first 10 months of last year.

Mail shipments, meanwhile, decreased almost 42% in October and 23% on a year-to-date basis.

Ontario International Airport (ONT) 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 22 major airports in the US, Mexico and Taiwan, and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations.