Airports

Ontario International Airport records higher passenger volumes in February

Southern California's Ontario International Airport has exceeded year-over-year passenger volumes for 36 straight months.

The number of air travellers who passed through Ontario International Airport (ONT) in February grew by 9%, extending its run of year-over-year increases to 36 consecutive months, airport officials announced.

Last month ONT welcomed 413,413 domestic passengers and 36,480 international flyers, increases of 5.7% and 68.3%, respectively.

Atif Elkadi, chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) said: “February proved to be another positive month for Ontario International as we extended our streak of consecutive months with higher passenger volume.

“The numbers speak for themselves and are further evidence that ONT continues to be the airport of choice for Southern California.”

Over the first two months of the year, ONT’s passenger count increased by 9.2% to more than 919,000, with the number of domestic travellers up 5.2% and international passengers nearly 80% higher.

The strong start to 2024 continues Ontario’s stellar performance since its return to local ownership in 2016.

It was the first airport in Southern California to exceed pre-pandemic passenger levels and in 2023 posted its highest volumes since 2008.

 

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