Ontario International Airport (ONT) has announced its passenger volume increased by more than 18% in August, the company said.
The number of arriving and departing passengers totaled 458,029 last month, an increase of 18.2% over August 2017 when ONT welcomed 387,351 travelers. The August figure included 435,690 domestic passengers, up 16.2% from 375,109 a year ago, and 22,339 international travelers, 82.5% more than the 12,242 in August 2017.
In the first eight months of 2018, more than 3.3 million travelers moved through ONT, an increase of 13.2% over the same period a year ago.
Commercial freight and mail rose by 17.6% in August to more than 68,000 tons, up from 58,000 in August last year. From January through August, cargo tonnage increased by more than 18%, up to 483,000 tons from 408,000 tons over the same period in 2017.
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.