LOS ANGELES – Ontario International Airport is seeing more passengers and volumes approaching pre-pandemic levels, according to data released Tuesday.
There were about 520,000 passengers at Ontario International Airport in May, the most in a month since 2016. This was 41.5% more passengers than a year ago and 9.2% more passengers than the passengers reported in 2019. This is the third consecutive month. Ontario International Airport has reported travel volumes that exceed pre-pandemic levels.
There were 518,885 passengers at the airport in May. It had 502,042 domestic passengers and 16,843 international passengers.
“Ontario’s remarkable performance is a tribute to the dedicated efforts of our outstanding team, serving a dynamic market and the trust and confidence of our airline partners. We look forward to continuing our strong growth and providing travelers with a customer experience that is Even better than before the pandemic,” said Alan D. Wapner, chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) and mayor of Pro Tem City of Ontario.
From January to May, there were over 2 million domestic and 73,000 international air passengers, according to the airport authorities’ report. There were 1.4% more passengers in 2019 as compared to the same period and 74.6% more passengers as compared to the previous year.
“We are extremely pleased with the pace of Ontario International* performance as we head into the summer travel season. Welcoming more leisure and business travelers as well as more cargo,” said Atif Elkadi, Chief Executive Officer, OIAA. Our commitment to processing is undeniable, as is our intention to be an engine for economic growth in Southern California.”