ONT California reports its highest increase in airfreight growth

By Rachelle Harry

Ontario International Airport (ONT) in California has reported its highest year-on-year growth during the month of April 2020.

More than 75,000 tons of commercial cargo were loaded and unloaded at ONT in April this year, a 26.6% increase on April last year.

“The rise in air freight volume in April represents the highest year-over-year increase at ONT since the City of Ontario and San Bernardino County assumed control of the airport in late 2016,” the hub said.

Prior to April 2020, ONT’s highest year on year increase in cargo volumes was 22.8% during January 2018.

In the first four months of this year, ONT handled more than 261,000 tons of airfreight — 16.5% more than the same period in 2019.

Mark Thorpe, chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority, commented: “Ontario Airport continued to play a leading role in Southern California’s vast supply chain network in April as the nation’s transportation industries responded to rapid changes in the coronavirus landscape.

“Over the past few years our airport has proved to be a primary driver for the regional economy and in the last two months it has shined under a bright national spotlight.”

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