The Inland Empire’s International Airport has seen its busiest month since 2016, as Ontario Airport (ONT) welcomed 520,000 passengers in May. That number is 41.5% higher than a year ago, and exceeded the May 2019 pre-pandemic level by 9.2%.
The Southern California Gateway is America’s fastest-growing airport for the last four years, and has now recorded over 2 million domestic air travelers in 2022. Air cargo shipments have also seen an 11.6% jump compared with May of 2019.
“Ontario’s remarkable performance is a tribute to the dedicated efforts of our outstanding team, the dynamic market we serve and the faith and confidence of our airline partners,” said Alan D. Wapner, President of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Board of Commissioners.
“Our commitment to welcoming more leisure and business travelers, as well as processing more cargo, is unquestionable, as is our intent to be an engine for economic growth in Southern California,” added OIAA CEO Atif Elkadi.
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.