Ontario International Airport reports 17% increase in July 2018 air passengers

Ontario International Airport (ONT) has reported nearly 450,000 airline passengers moved through the airport in July, a 17% increase from the same month in 2017, the company said.

July was the sixth month this year that ONT experienced double-digit growth in passenger volume.

For the first seven months of the year, nearly 2.9 million air travelers passed through ONT compared to 2.56 million during the same period a year ago, an increase of more than 12%.

At the height of the summer travel season, ONT welcomed 448,299 customers in July, an increase of 16.9% over July last year when 383,349 passengers traveled through the airport. The numbers of domestic and international travelers grew last month by 16% and 32.2%, respectively.

Air cargo shipments rose 27.4% to 63,204 tons of freight and mail, compared to 49,629 tons last July. For the year, cargo shipment volume is up 18.5%, to 414,844 tons, compared to the first seven months of 2017.

Frontier Airlines began daily, non-stop service from ONT to Orlando this month, and JetBlue Airways will begin non-stop service to New York´s John F. Kennedy International Airport in September. The OIAA in June approved a lease agreement with FedEx Express to continue the company´s cargo operations at ONT for at least 30 years.

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.