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Ontario International Airport passenger volume climbed by double-digits in November

Year-to-date total also up more than 10% as traveler count neared 6 million

ONTARIO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Ontario International Airport (ONT) passenger volume increased by more than 12% in November and 11% over the first 11 months of the year, airport authority officials announced.

Ontario International welcomed 575,877 passengers in November, an increase of 12.4% compared with the same month last year. The total included 535,507 domestic and 40,370 international travelers, increases of 8.9% and 98.9%, respectively.

From January through November, ONT reported more than 5.8 million passenger 5.5 million domestic fliers and 374,000 international travelers. The year-to-date passenger total was 11.7% higher than the same period in 2022.

Domestic travel volume was 8.1% higher than the first 11 months of 2023 while the number of international passengers more than doubled.

“Ontario International continues to show strong and steady passenger growth, and by the last week of November, our airport had already exceeded the total passenger count we achieved during the entire year in 2022,” said Atif Elkadi, chief executive officer, Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA). “As we have experienced throughout the year, our airline partners and air travelers continued to show their confidence in our facilities, services and amenities, and we look forward to closing out 2023 with record-breaking volumes.”

Passenger

Totals

Nov

2023

Nov

2022

Change

YTD

2023

YTD

2022

Change

Domestic

535,507

491,747

8.9 %

5,504,368

5,090,464

8.1 %

International

40,370

20,298

98.89 %

374,504

172,827

116.7 %

Total

575,877

512,045

12.47 %

5,878,872

5,263,291

11.7 %

Shipments of freight and mail continued to be soft in November registering 68,000 tons, 7% lower than November last year. On a year-to-date basis, ONT cargo totaled 672,000 tons, 11.8% lower than the first 11 months of 2022.

Air cargo

(tonnage)

Nov

2023

Nov

2022

Change

YTD

2023

YTD

2022

Change

Freight

65,422

70,374

-7.04 %

629,606

712,419

-11.6 %

Mail

2,762

4,307

-35.88 %

42,695

49,537

-13.8 %

Total

68,184

74,682

-8.7 %

672,301

761,955

-11.8 %

“Declines in air cargo volume continue to reflect economic and shipping trends worldwide,” Elkadi said.

About Ontario International Airport
Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the fastest growing airport in the United States, according to Global Traveler, a leading publication for frequent fliers. Located in the Inland Empire, ONT is approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a full-service airport which offers nonstop commercial jet service to two dozen major airports in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and Taiwan. More information is available at www.flyOntario.comFollow @flyONT on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram.

About the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA)
The OIAA was formed in August 2012 by a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino to provide overall direction for the management, operations, development and marketing of ONT for the benefit of the Southern California economy and the residents of the airport’s four-county catchment area. OIAA leaders include Ontario City Council Member Alan D. Wapner (President), Retired Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge (Vice President), Ontario City Council Member Jim W. Bowman (Secretary), San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman (Commissioner) and retired business executive Julia Gouw (Commissioner).

OIAA Media Contact:
Steve Lambert (909) 841-7527 [email protected]

SOURCE Ontario International Airport



Originally published at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ontario-international-airport-passenger-volume-climbed-by-double-digits-in-november-302018910.html
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