Ontario International Airport reports busiest month since 2016

Ontario International Airport is seeing more travelers and reaching volumes that surpass pre-pandemic levels, according to figures released Tuesday.

There were nearly 520,000 passengers at Ontario International Airport in May, the most in a single month since 2016. It was 41.5% more travelers than reported a year ago and 9.2% more travelers than reported in 2019. It is the third month in a row Ontario International Airport has reported travel volumes that exceeded pre-pandemic levels.

The airport had 518,885 travelers in May. It had 502,042 domestic travelers and 16,843 international travelers.

"Ontario's remarkable performance is a tribute to the dedicated efforts of our outstanding team, the dynamic market we serve and the faith and confidence of our airline partners. We look forward to continuing our robust growth and providing travelers with a customer experience that is even better than before the pandemic," said Alan D. Wapner, President of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Board of Commissioners and Mayor pro Tem of the City of Ontario.

The were more than 2 million domestic and 73,000 international air travelers from January through May, according to reports from airport officials. There were 1.4% more travelers than the same period in 2019 and 74.6% more travelers than last year.

"We are immensely pleased with the pace of Ontario International's performance as we move into the heart of the summer travel season. Our commitment to welcoming more leisure and business travelers, as well as processing more cargo, is unquestionable, as is our intent to be an engine for economic growth in Southern California," said Atif Elkadi, OIAA Chief Executive Officer.