Friday, November 11, 2011

Ontario Airport Numbers Aren't Taking Off

This is an older story but, it has the legs to follow.  Ontario Airport (ONT) has had its passenger numbers continue to fall short of its numbers by 1/3 from 2007 - 2010.

Los Angeles Airports operates both (LAX) and (ONT) airports. 

You can read the article here:
October 31, 2011|By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
"But Inland Empire leaders suspect something more insidious is at work. Increasingly, they are convinced that Los Angeles World Airports, which operates both LAX and Ontario, has become an absentee landlord bent on a multibillion-dollar modernization of LAX at the expense of its weaker stepchild and potential competitor 56 miles to the east."
"Last year, the fees that Ontario charged air carriers per passenger averaged $14.50, about seven times those charged at Burbank, more than twice those at Long Beach, 45% more than Orange County's John Wayne Airport and 31% higher than LAX."

There are hopes that with the CA/NV Maglev project with its connections from the ARTIC (Anaheim) and first stop (ONT) will help increase these numbers and connect more passengers not only to Las Vegas  (LAS) but to (ONT) as well.

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