Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Passenger numbers continuing to rise at Ontario International Airport.

That lovely Southern Californian international airport of Ontario have reported that more than 2.4 million passengers travelled through its doors during the first six months of 2018. That's an increase of more than 11% over the same period last year!

From January through June, total passenger volume rose to 2,435,043, 11.6% more than the first half of 2017. Of those, more than 2,340,000 were domestic travelers and over 94,000 were from international points.

In June the airport saw nearly 436,000 passed its doors, an impressive increase of 14.3% over June a year ago. Domestic passengers totalled more than 412,000, up 12% over last year; 23,500 were international travellers, nearly double the total from June 2017.

We are gratified by the confidence our customers show in Ontario month after month," said Alan D. Wapner, president of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA). "ONT management and staff work tirelessly to deliver a seamless and hassle-free customer experience that air travellers demand, and the increasing passenger volumes speak for our success."

Wapner expressed optimism that the strong results of the first half of the year and previous announcements of new commercial air service beginning later this summer bode well for ONT in the second half of 2018.

"With the arrival of new transcontinental service by Frontier Airlines in August and JetBlue in September, we are looking forward to an equally strong second half. Ontario's performance is even more remarkable since the transition to local control took place less than two years ago."