Ontario International Airport hits record international passenger volume to start 2024

Ontario International Airport (ONT) welcomed nearly 470,000 passengers in January, including a record-setting 45,012 international travellers, airport officials announced.

The all-time high for international travellers in a single month surpassed the previous record of 43,551 set last July and was nearly 90% more than January 2023.

The January total passenger volume of 469,589, a 9.5% increase over the same month last year, included 424,577 domestic passengers. The domestic figure represented a 4.8% increase year over year.

Atif Elkadi, chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority said: “The new year began as last year ended with growth in passenger volume remaining strong.

“We are especially proud of the record-setting international passenger count since our mission is to be the international gateway of choice for Southern California residents and visitors”.

Elkadi pointed to strong job growth in the Inland Empire as a contributor to ONT’s steady passenger growth, which continues to outpace peer airports.