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Ontario Airport Posts Pre-Pandemic-Like Numbers in 2022

ONT Posts Pre-Pandemic-Like Numbers in 2022

Ontario International Airport (ONT) welcomed over 5.7 million travelers in 2002, outpacing pre-pandemic 2019 by 2.8% and recording its highest passenger volume since 2008. The Inland Empire’s airport shipment of cargo also outpaced 2019 by nearly 9%, as ONT cemented its position as a major commerce and logistics hub.

“We experienced great demand for air travel through Ontario International in 2022,” said Ontario International Airport Authority CEO Atif Elkadi. “Our airline partners added new routes and increased flight frequencies, and passengers showed their preference for our customer-friendly experience.”

Meanwhile, ONT has fortified its role as a global air cargo center. For the year, freight and mail that moved through the airport totaled more than 850,000 tons and now ranks among the 10 largest cargo airports in North America. A recent analysis by Oxford Economics indicates ONT serves as the hub of a global supply chain network that generates $17.8 billion in economic activity.

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About Mark Nieto

Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.

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