October is another strong month for Ontario International Airport

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October is another strong month for Ontario International Airport

By: Economic Development Agency Staff

Passenger and cargo volumes continue to gain altitude at ONT

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.”

 

October 2017

October 2016

% Change

YTD 2017

YTD 2016

% Change

Passenger Traffic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

400,582

381,971

4.9%

3,615,528

3,386,403

6.8%

International

10,011

10,025

-0.1%

116,255

113,522

2.4%

Total

410,593

391,996

4.7%

3,731,783

3,499,925

6.6%

Air Cargo (Tons)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freight

54,193

45,264

19.7%

495,947

432,059

14.8%

Mail

3,577

1,799

98.8%

24,802

21,098

17.6%

Total

57,769

47,063

22.7%

520,748

453,157

14.9%

About Ontario International Airport
ONT is located approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a medium-hub, full-service airport with direct commercial jet service to 15 major U.S. cities and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations. There are on average 62 daily departures offered by 8 air carriers. For more information about ONT, please visit www.flyOntario.com. For more information about ONT, please visit www.flyOntario.com. Follow us on Twitter @flyONT and on Facebook @flyONTairport.

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