Ontario International Airport tops Atlanta as largest outbound market

FreightWaves has reported that Ontario International Airport is the top US market for shipments of outbound cargo, replacing Atlanta in the No. 1 position, the company said.

In its edition for the week of November 11, FreightWaves reports that 4.63% of the nation´s outbound freight shipments in October were sent from Ontario while 4.51% went through Atlanta. The southeast hub had been the market share leader for much of the year, based on data compiled by FreightWaves.

Since ONT´s return of local control in November 2016, air freight volume has grown consistently by upwards of 20% on a year-over-year basis. In the first nine months of the year, freight volume totaled 521,705 tons, an increase of 18.1% over the 441,754 tons handled during the same period in 2017.

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 19 major airports in the US, Mexico and Taiwan, and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations.

The 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.