Ontario International Airport saw surge in cargo in 2020

posted on 14th January 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Ontario International Airport saw surge in cargo in 2020

For the year, ONT processed nearly 900,000 tons of commercial freight, 18.2% higher than the previous year. Freight shipments increased by double-digits in 10 months in 2020 and by more than 20% in six months. Mail shipments increased almost 17% to more than 25,000 tons last year.

In December, freight tonnage totaled more than 93,000 tons, 6% higher than the same month in 2019 while shipments of mail grew 340% to more than 3,600 tons.

Air cargo(tonnage)December2020December2019ChangeYTD2020YTD2019Change
Freight93,62288,2286.11%898,188760,04518.2%
Mail3,662832340.41%25,63521,94816.8%
Total97,28489,0609.23%923,823781,99318.1%

“Ontario solidified its position as a leading air cargo hub in 2020,” said Mark Thorpe, chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority. “Working closely with our freight partners, we not only withstood the surge in e-commerce shipments early in the year, we ramped up quickly to manage double-digit increases in commercial freight volume as Californians hunkered down at home and shopped online for vital household supplies.”