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Ontario International Airport

(ONT)

Ontario, California, USA

IATA Code ONT ICAO Code KONT
City Ontario Country/Region USA (US)
Type

Airport (Part 139 Class I)

Customs
Hub for 5X
Latitude 34.056 Longitude -117.601
Time Zone GMT -07:00 Phone Number (909) 544-5300
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Introduction of Ontario International Airport (ONT)

ONT stands for the IATA Code of Ontario International Airport, which is located about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the center of Southern California.

 

The proximity really gives ONT Airport an edge. It is considered as a commercial hub for Southern California. According to FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) data in 2021, the volume of air cargo processed has put Ontario Airport among the top 10 airports in North America, with about 900,000 tons of air freight shipped in and out in a year.

 

Big-name air cargo carriers serving at Ontario International Airport include FedEx, UPS, Amazon, and more. It is the West Coast air hub for UPS Airlines and a major distribution point for FedEx Express.

 

Ontario International Airport is dedicated to increasing the number of its nonstop flights. The existing nonstop destinations cover cities both within and beyond the US: Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Guadalajara, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, New York City, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose, San Salvador, Seattle, Taipei, and more. More cities may be added to the list in the future. You can explore the following link to catch up with the latest nonstop flight destination updates: https://www.flyontario.com/flights/nonstop?airline=all

 

Ontario International Airport has two terminals, each with the capacity to take in up to 5 million passengers on an annual basis.

 

Airfield improvement has always been a focus for ONT Airport. The objective of ONT remains to become the gateway in Southern California through proper planning.

 

In 2018, FedEx, one of the giant carriers, made an expansion plan for Ontario International Airport, including building a larger sorting center, improving aircraft parking aprons, and upgrading other support facilities. Two years into the project, it was lifted to another high level. A total of four old buildings were demolished to create new ramp space and taxiways for FedEx's new facilities. Besides, FedEx has invested in making automated technology advancements in ONT Airport.

 

In 2020, Ontario International Airport decided to mitigate space constraints by adding additional areas for air cargo operations into its airfield.

 

The 2022 Airport Improvement Program released by FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) showed that ONT planned to improve its taxiways and runways and expand the lighting vault inside the airport.

 

This year (2023), Ontario International Airport has proposed a development plan to build a new international terminal (Dianne Feinstein International Terminal) to improve airport services, grow flight numbers, boost capacity for air cargo flights, and help to zoom in on the European and Asian markets.

 

What's more, a warehouse construction project led by Amazon has been underway in Ontario. It is reported that the warehouse, or the fulfillment center, will be one of the largest Amazon warehouses in the world. According to the construction plan, the 97-foot-tall, 4.1 million-square-foot structured, and 5-story warehouse is scheduled to be finished in 2024.  

 

When talking about customer services, ONT Airport makes it a mission to provide the customer experience that passengers will never see elsewhere. It provides easy access to hydration stations, nursing rooms, pet relief areas, lost and found, AED stations, and PPE (personal protective equipment) vending machines. Feel free to take advantage of the services offered by ONT and enjoy the trip. While you are at the airport, any kind of air travel needs can be met.

 

Ground transportation options abound to get you from and to the ONT Airport: rental cars, ride-sharing, limo services, hotel shuttles, buses, rail, and more. Just pick one that fits you best.

 

Food and shopping are another two things worth mentioning about ONT. Check the following link to see where the restaurants and shops are located inside the airport: https://www.flyontario.com/at-airport/food-shopping

 


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