LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) is a medium-hub, full-service airport with commercial jet service to major U.S. cities and through service to international destinations. ONT is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. The airport is the centerpiece of one of the fastest-growing transportation regions in the United States. ONT's service area includes a population of six million people living in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and portions of north Orange County and east Los Angeles County. In 2012, 4.3 million passengers used the airport and 454,880 tons of air freight were shipped.
ONT’s more than 114 daily flights provide service to and from major cities in the United States and Mexico. ONT’s airlines include AeroMexico, Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest, United/United Express, and US Airways. The facility includes two terminals at 265,000 square feet each for a total of 530,000 square feet, a ground transportation center and parking for the traveling public. The terminals can accommodate up to 10 million passengers a year. When passenger traffic at ONT reaches 10 million in two consecutive years, a third terminal will be constructed.
ONT is also the center of a developing freight movement system that includes the airport, two railroads, four major freeways, and an expanding network of freight forwarders. ONT is served by U.S. air freight carriers including Ameriflight, Empire, FedEx, Kalitta, UPS, and West Air. ONT is a member of the Los Angeles World Airports system and is ideally situated as an airfreight center for Pacific Rim and European cargo. The airport is less than 50 miles from Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors.