Ontario International Airport (ONT), situated in the heart of Southern California’s Inland Empire and about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is poised for a significant increase in passenger traffic this winter holiday season. Officials at ONT project a 13.5% surge in air travelers compared to last year, with an estimated total of 343,626 passengers expected to pass through the airport during the 18-day period starting from December 18th to January 4th.
ONT Achieves Top Marks in Airport Satisfaction
As we approach the peak travel days, particularly on December 22nd and 23rd, the airport is preparing to handle more than 20,000 passengers each day. This forecast is based on current trends and the published schedules of various airlines operating at ONT.
Ontario International Airport has recently been distinguished for its exceptional service and facilities. In the J.D. Power 2023 North America Airport Satisfaction Study, ONT received the highest score among California airports. The study assessed factors such as terminal facilities, arrival and departure processes, baggage claim efficiency, check-in and baggage check procedures, as well as the quality of food, beverage, and retail offerings, including the experience at security checkpoints.
Emerging as a Leader: ONT's Rapid Expansion and Growth
Adding to its accolades, ONT is recognized by Global Traveler, a publication known among frequent fliers, as the fastest-growing airport in the United States. ONT offers nonstop commercial jet service to a variety of major destinations across the U.S., as well as to international locations in Mexico, Central America, and Taiwan, solidifying its role as a crucial hub in the region’s transportation network.
Ontario International continues to serve as the gateway of choice for Southern California air travel, and the convenience of our airport helps provide travelers with peace of mind during the busy holiday season,” said Atif Elkadi, chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority. As our passenger volumes continue to increase year-over-year, our team members, the Transportation Security Administration, and our airline and hospitality partners all work closely together to ensure that our customers always enjoy a world-class, hassle-free experience, and get to spend more of their time during the holidays with friends, family and loved ones.