California-based Ontario International Airport (ONT) has reported more than 5.1 million airline passengers moved through the airport in 2018, the highest annual total since 2008, the company said.
The airport has added nearly 900,000 passengers since its transition to local control in late 2016 when more than 4.2 million flew through ONT.
For calendar year 2018, ONT welcomed 5,115,894 air travelers, an increase of 12.4% over the 2017 total of 4,552,702. Domestic passenger volume grew by 10.8%, while the number of international travelers rose 61.1%.
In December, ONT welcomed more than 441,000 passengers, 7.4% higher than December 2017. Domestic and international passenger volume grew 5.3% and 61.7%, respectively.
Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the fastest growing airport in the United States, according to Global Traveler, a leading publication for frequent fliers. Located in the Inland Empire, ONT is approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California.