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Where is LA/Ontario International Airport?
How big are the twin terminals? 
What is the airport's passenger capacity?
How were the twin terminals funded?
How long did it take to build the twin terminals?
What's being done with the money saved during construction?
Which airlines fly out of ONT?
When did the Ground Transportation Center open?
What additional shops or services are located at LA/Ontario International Airport?
What will happen to the former terminal?
What role does the airport play in the future of air transportation in Southern California? 

 
 

Where is LA/Ontario International Airport?  

LA/Ontario Airport is located off the I-10 at Archibald Avenue. Only 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the airport is in the heart of Southern California and convenient to major Southland attractions.

How big are the twin terminals?  

LA/Ontario International Airport's twin terminals each occupy 265,000 square feet, for a total of 530,000 square feet.

What is the airport's passenger capacity?  

The twin terminals can accommodate up to 10 million passengers a year. ONT’s twin terminals are currently serving 4.3 million passengers annually.

How were the twin terminals funded?  

Of the $270 million total project cost, $148 million was funded by the passenger facilities charge collected from users of airports in the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) system, while $95 million was raised through airport revenue bonds issued by LAWA. The remaining $27 million was funded through the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). An additional $160 million in local infrastructure improvements - including construction of new airport access roads and expansion of Interstate 10 - was jointly funded by LAWA, the City of Ontario and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

How long did it take to build the twin terminals?  

Ground was broken for construction in the fall of 1995. The twin terminals were completed four months ahead of their original construction schedule in September 2008.

What's being done with the money saved during construction?

The savings will fund future projects at the airport.

Which airlines fly out of ONT?  

Major airlines service every major U.S. city. In Terminal 2 are AeroMexico, Alaska, Delta, and United/United Express. In Terminal 4 are American, Southwest, and US Airways. In addition, cargo carriers include: UPS, FedEx, Ameriflight, Empire, Miami Air, Sierra, IFL Group, and USA Jet.

When did the Ground Transportation Center open?

The Ground Transportation Center, which houses eight on-airport rental car companies (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty) opened January 1999.

What additional shops or services are located at LA/Ontario International Airport?

Included among the concessions located in the terminals are such familiar names as Carl’s Jr., Schlotsky’s Deli, and TGI Fridays. Additionally, the terminals feature some unique specialty shops. Under an agreement with LAWA, concessionaires have agreed to keep their prices at “street” level.

What will happen to the former terminal?

The former LA/Ontario International Airport terminal will continue to house the USO and is used for commercial filming.

What role does the airport play in the future of air transportation in Southern California?

LAWA is committed to developing regional solution to meet Southern California's long-term air transportation challenges. Ontario International Airport will be an important link in the region's air transportation network.