24 October, 2018

Another busy September for Ontario International Airport

The friendly Southern Californian airport of Ontario International (ONT) has continued to see the number of passengers passing through its doors increase and last month was no exception with 14% more travellers than the same month last year. 

According to the latest figures released by the airport this week, the total number of travellers arriving and departing ONT was more than 420,000 last month, up from 369,000 in September 2017. Of that total, more than 402,000 were travelling domestically, nearly 12% more than the 360,000 last year. The number of international passengers doubled to 17,842 from 8,772 during the same month a year ago. 

"The steady increases in passenger volume show that air carriers and travellers have great faith in Ontario as a viable aviation gateway in Southern California," said Alan D. Wapner, president of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA). "Our customers are sophisticated travellers who know a first-rate airport when they see it and demand the best services and amenities. We promise to work hard every day to exceed their expectations."

The airport also noted that so far this year, to September, more than 3.7 million travellers moved through ONT, an increase of 13.3% over the same period last year with international passengers up some  48.6%.

The airport's cargo business also continued to grow at a double-digit pace last month. Commercial freight and mail rose 12.4% in September to more than 61,000 tons, up from 54,000 tons in September last year. In the first nine months of 2018, cargo tonnage grew to 544,700 tons from almost 463,000 tons a year ago, an increase of 17.7%.

(Images Ontario International Airport)