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October is another strong month for Ontario International Airport

Posted on Wed, 11/22/2017 - 2:03pm

Passenger and cargo volumes continue to gain altitude at ONT
 
ONTARIO, Calif. – November 22, 2017 – Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport (ONT) rose nearly 5 percent in October compared with October a year ago, continuing a strong trend in passenger levels as the airport completed its first year under local control.

More than 410,500 passengers moved through ONT in October, up 4.7 percent from October 2016. The increase was driven in part by the arrival of Frontier Airlines, which began service at ONT in mid-October.

Passenger numbers for the first 10 months of the year also climbed compared with 2016, increasing by 6.6 percent to more than 3.7 million.

Air cargo, meanwhile, continued its double-digit growth in October. A total of 57,679 metric tons of freight and mail were handled at ONT, up 22.7 percent compared with October 2016. For the first 10 months of this year, total cargo tonnage rose nearly 15 percent.

“ONT is on track for a record year in air cargo activity while passenger volumes are on pace to be the highest since 2011,” said Mark Thorpe, chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority.

“The steady increases we are seeing month after month reflect a strong show of confidence among airlines and their customers for service at ONT.”