Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Ontario airport’s passenger traffic continues to ascend
By Liset Márquez
The Inland Valley (CA) Daily Bulletin
In this file photo, Jose Macatangay (L), customer service agent for Southwest Airlines, and Skycap Jaime Eusebio (R), assist a customer at the counter at Ontario International Airport in Ontario.
ONTARIO - Passenger traffic figures at Ontario International Airport continue to report a steady ascent.
For the first months, Ontario airport saw a 6.1 percent jump from 1.3 million passengers in 2016 to 1.4 million in 2017, according to figures released Monday by the Ontario International Airport Authority.
Air cargo freight continues to experience growth, with a 12 percent growth for the first four months, from 165,756 tons in 2016 to 186,046 tons in 2017.
Looking at the month of April, 356,948 passengers travel in and out of the Inland facility versus the 344,467 in the same month the previous year, an increase of 3.6 percent.
There was a 17 percent increase in air cargo freight handled in April versus the same month last year.