Strong cargo tonnage gains at Californian airport ONT

posted on 3rd December 2018 by Justin Burns
Strong cargo tonnage gains at Californian airport ONT

Southern Californian gateway Ontario International Airport (ONT) grew its cargo tonnage strongly in October which continues the strong gains this year.

ONT’s air cargo business grew at a double-digit pace last month – more than 14 per cent in October to 66,177 tonnes – from the 57,769 tonnes in October last year.

From January through October, cargo volume grew to 610,878 tonnes from 520,748 tonnes over the same 10-month period a year ago, an increase of 17.3 per cent.

ONT sits in the heart of the largest outgoing freight market in the United States. According to a recent report by FreightWaves, the Ontario market has surpassed Atlanta for the No. 1 position.

FedEx operates extensive operations from ONT while the airport’s cargo tonnage has also benefitted from a growing passenger network which are also helping drive belly traffic.

This is set to continue, as Southwest Airlines announced earlier this month it will launch a four-weekly service from ONT to San Francisco International Airport beginning next June. Southwest will also add a third flight to Denver International Airport Monday through Friday.

Delta Air Lines recently announced plans for daily service between ONT and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport beginning in April.

In March, ONT welcomed a new China Airlines belly service from Taiwan (pictured above).