The twin terminals can accommodate up to 10 million passengers a year. ONT’s twin terminals are currently serving 3.8 million passengers annually.
Of the $270 million total project cost, $148 million was funded by the passenger facilities charge collected from users of airports in the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) system, while $95 million was raised through airport revenue bonds issued by LAWA. The remaining $27 million was funded through the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). An additional $160 million in local infrastructure improvements - including construction of new airport access roads and expansion of Interstate 10 - was jointly funded by LAWA, the City of Ontario and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
Ground was broken for construction in the fall of 1995. The twin terminals were completed four months ahead of their original construction schedule in September 2008.
The savings will fund future projects at the airport.
Major airlines service every major U.S. city. In Terminal 2 are AeroMexico, Alaska, Delta, United/United Express and Volaris. In Terminal 4 are American, Southwest, and US Airways. In addition, cargo carriers include: UPS, FedEx, Ameriflight, Empire Airlines, Kalitta and, West Air.
The Ground Transportation Center, which houses eight on-airport rental car companies (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty) opened January 1999.
Included among the concessions located in the terminals are such familiar names as Carl’s Jr., Schlotsky’s Deli, and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Additionally, the terminals feature some unique specialty shops. Under an agreement with ONT, concessionaires have agreed to keep their prices at “street” level.
The former Ontario International Airport terminal will continue to house the USO and is used for commercial filming.
ONT is committed to developing regional solution to meet Southern California's long-term air transportation challenges. Ontario International Airport will be an important link in the region's air transportation network.