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Ontario International Airport expecting a busy Labor Day weekend


Air travellers making their final trips of the summer are expected to have plenty of company at Southern California’s Ontario International Airport (ONT) over the Labor Day weekend.

According to ONT officials, the number of domestic and international passengers combined will be more than 77,000 between September 1 and 5, 6% higher than the same holiday period last year and 4.3% more than 2019.

“It has been a great summer at Ontario International as travellers returned to our airport in higher numbers, reaffirming our place as the gateway of choice for millions of Southern Californians,” said airport CEO, Atif Elkadi.

“The Labor Day travel estimate certainly tracks with our summer forecast, which predicted that passenger volumes would continue to surpass pre-pandemic levels.”

More than 1.7 million passengers were expected at ONT this summer, the busiest since 2008.

Elkadi noted that since the beginning of the pandemic, ONT has added new destinations including Charlotte, Honolulu and San Salvador. The airport now offers non-stop services to more than two dozen popular destinations.

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