Ontario International Airport anticipates 20,000 additional passengers during holidays

Ontario International Airport has announced it expects an additional 20,000 passengers will fly through the airport during this year´s Thanksgiving and winter holiday travel seasons, the company said.

For the 11-day period beginning Friday, November 16, and concluding November 26, more than 162,000 air travelers are anticipated at ONT, an increase of 5% from the nearly 155,000 during the Thanksgiving holiday period a year ago. According to airport data, 85% of available airline seats are expected to be filled.

During the 18-day period from December 20 through January 6, it is estimated that nearly 258,000 passengers will travel through ONT, more than last year´s winter holidays when 245,000 air travelers chose Ontario.

Ontario International Airport (ONT) is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a full-service airport with nonstop commercial jet service to 19 major airports in the US, Mexico and Taiwan, and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations. There is an average of 67 daily departures offered by nine air carriers.