It was announced that ownership of Ontario International Airport (ONT) was officially transferred from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA).
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Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Southwest Airlines inaugurated nonstop service between Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Dallas Love Field (DAL).
Monday, May 01, 2017
Dining was dramatically transformed under a long-term agreement with Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitalities Services, Inc. when an investment of $6 million rebranded and refurbished the food and beverage concessions they operate.
Friday, June 16, 2017
LAWA and the OIAA were announced as winners of the 2017 Herman C. Bliss Airports Partnership Award by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the successful transition to economic independence.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Lyft and Uber started offering app-based service when the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) approved the addition of mobile application-based ride-hailing service to the airport ground transportation permit program.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) signed an eight-year concession lease agreement with Hudson Group and HG ONT Retailers JV to upgrade retail concessions, greatly improving shopping options for air travelers and airport guests, as well as generating significant new revenue for the airport.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Omnitrans expanded public transit service to ONT. The route through Pomona, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Fontana provided easy connections to many other Omnitrans routes, neighboring transit bus operators and Metrolink rail service.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Frontier Airlines flight 1923 arrived from Austin (AUS) with a ton of fanfare when the Denver-based carrier launched service. Frontier’s arrival represented the largest commitment of air service at ONT in more than a decade, bringing the total number of markets served from ONT to 18.
Friday, November 03, 2017
ONT AiRadio launched, making it even easier for air travelers and visitors to get directions and information on parking availability and airline terminals locations.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
ONT welcome the arrival of China Airlines flight CI24 from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), marking the start of Ontario’s first nonstop, transoceanic passenger service.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
WPizza by Wolfgang Puck, located in Terminal 2, and Einstein Bros. Bagels, located in Terminal 4, opened their doors.
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Air travelers got more delicious news with the arrival of Rock & Brews Restaurant in Terminal 4.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Wahoo’s Fish Taco opened in Terminal 4.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Cross Grain Brewhouse and Harvest & Grounds opened in Terminal 2.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
ONT received federal grants totaling more than $11.8 million for important infrastructure repairs.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Frontier Airlines launched nonstop service to Orlando (MCO). This new flight became the only nonstop to Florida from any airport in the L.A. Area other than LAX and boosted the number of markets that ONT serves to 19.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
JetBlue returned to ONT with nonstop service to New York (JFK).
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Ontario became the top U.S. market for shipments of outbound cargo, knocking Atlanta from the No.1 position.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
ONT achieved the designation of fastest growing airport in the United States, according to Global Traveler.
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
The Premium Airport lounge in Terminal 2 opened, followed by Terminal 4 shortly after.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Pre-book parking launched.
Thursday, February 07, 2019
The Ontario International Airport Authority launched Spanish and Mandarin-language versions of its FlyOntario.com website, marking the continuation of effort to engage and inform air travelers and make their airport experience even more customer-friendly.
Monday, April 22, 2019
ONT welcomes Delta Air Lines flight 996 from Atlanta, marking the launch of daily, nonstop service between the Inland Empire and the carrier’s hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), making it the 21st nonstop destination from Ontario.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
ONT’s marketing team won 10 Communicator Awards showcasing ONT’s emergence as the fastest growing U.S. airport. The Communicator Awards is the largest competition in the world honoring creative excellence among communications professionals.
Thursday, June 06, 2019
The inauguration of United Airlines nonstop flights serving Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
Thursday, December 12, 2019
ONT is named the fastest-growing U.S. airport for a second straight year by Global Traveler.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
ONT welcome 5.5 million passengers in 2019, the highest number in more than a decade. America’s fastest-growing airport also drew more cargo activity with shipments of commercial freight up 51%.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The City of Ontario and ONT hosted “Drive-In Movie Nights at Your Airport” during COVID-19.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
ONT earned the Customer Service Experience Accreditation by Airports Council International for its ability to identify and understand the needs and expectations of airlines passengers and visitors.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Bob Hope USO opened a renovate center for visiting troops.
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Delta Airlines added nonstop flights to Seattle (SEA).
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Wingz launched at ONT.
Monday, November 09, 2020
Volaris launched nonstop flights to Mexico City (MEX), making the capital city the second Mexico destination reached nonstop from ONT.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
The new FedEx facility opened and tripled the size of the previous space. The centerpiece of the two-year transformation included a 251,000 square-foot complex with a sorting facility capable of handling 12,000 packages per hour. The facility also included nine wide-body aircraft gates, 14 feeder aircraft gates and 18 truck docks.
Monday, December 14, 2020
ONT is name the fastest-growing U.S. airport for a third straight year by Global Traveler.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
ONT earned The Airport Health Accreditation by Airports Council International for measures taken to protect the health and safety of air travelers, employees, and visitors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monday, February 08, 2021
ONT earned the “Voice of the Customer” honor by Airports Council International for its dedication to customers during the COVID-19 pandemic and for continuing to deliver a high-quality customer service experience.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Frontier Airlines started nonstop service to Sacramento (SMF) and San Francisco (SFO).
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Hawaiian Airlines inaugural flight to Honolulu (HNL).
Thursday, May 06, 2021
American Airlines announced nonstop flights to Charlotte (CLT).
Thursday, July 01, 2021
Avianca Airlines launched service to San Salvador (SAL).
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
American Airlines added nonstop flights to Chicago O’Hare (ORD).
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Southwest Airlines announced nonstop flights to Austin (AUS) starting March 2022.
Monday, November 01, 2021
ONT’s five-year anniversary of economic independence and the kick-off of a yearlong celebration!
ONT by the Numbers
Residents Served in SoCal
Passengers Served (2021)
26R/8L: 12,200 feet
26L/8R: 10,200 feet
Tons of Cargo Handled (2021)
Meet our Leadership
ONT was born Latimer Field in 1923 and was officially designated as an airport in 1929. While there is much history between Latimer Field and the Ontario International Airport we are today, November 1, 2016 is what we consider our new beginning. On this day The City of Ontario and San Bernardino County regained local control of ONT.
Ontario International Airport offers passengers non-stop service to 25 destinations worldwide, including New York, Las Vegas, Guatemala, Mexico and more.