Air cargo boom in greater L.A.
Located 60 km east of downtown Los Angeles and 40 km west of San Bernardino airport, Ontario International Airport (ONT) continued its run of growth in 2019, reporting more cargo activity with shipments of commercial freight up 5.1% (760,000 t). Commercial freight rose significantly in December to more than 88,000 t, an increase of 18.1% yoy.
Mark Thorpe, CEO of the ONT airport authority: "Our airport is fast becoming the hub of economic activity we believed it could be when we assumed control three years ago. Ontario’s evolution as a viable option for air travel in Southern California is no longer a dream, but a reality." And he added: "Airlines, air travellers and freight shippers recognise its value as a first-rate airport with the infrastructure, services and amenities that appeal to customers." (ah)