Information and Travel Guide for LA/Ontario International Airport LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT)
LA/Ontario International Airport (formerly Ontario International Airport) is a mid-hub full service public and freight airport in San Bernardino County in Ontario, CA. The airport has over 110 daily flights and serves over 4 million travellers a year. Southwest is carries nearly half of passengers.
It is also the 15th busiest freight airport in the U.S., with several major freight carriers using the location because of its close proximity to Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors. UPS uses the airport as a gateway.
In 1923, the airport was constructed by a flight club (The Friends of Ontario Airport) who built a landing field on land that was leased from Union Pacific Railroad. In 1929, the city purchased 30 acres of land as and created the Ontario Municipal Airport, and in 1941 the city purchased more acreage and build additional runways. In 1943, the airport served as an Army Corps base during WWII.
In 1946, Ontario Municipal Airport was renamed to "Ontario International Airport" due to all the international cargo flights. In 1967, the cities of Ontario and Los Angeles entered into an agreement, making the airport part of the L.A. regional airport system.
In 1981, a new runway was built, and in 1998, the airport opened a new terminal.
In 2006, Aeromexico began servicing the only international flights from the airport - seasonal flights to Mexico. Also in 2006, Ontario International Airport was renamed LA/Ontario International Airport to avoid the confusion with Ontario, Canada.
Services and Amenities
Financial Services - There are ATMs located in terminals 2 and 4, as well as in the rental car facility.
Baggage - Baggage cart rentals are available, as well as skycap.
Internet Services - Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in terminals 2 and 4, as well as the ground transportation area.
Business Services - A business center is located in each of the terminals.
Food Services - There are a variety of food and beverage options available including fast casual dining options, sit down restaurants, bars, coffee shops, delis and cafes.
Retail Services - There are a handful of shops in the airport that sell souvenirs, books, snacks and sundries.
Transportation - A courtesy shuttle is offered between terminals. Other transportation options include car rentals (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty), bus transport, taxi cab service and public transportation by way of bus or rail.
There are a variety of parking options available at LA/Ontario International Airport, and all of them are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Short term and long terms lots are available, as well as a cell phone waiting area and an electric vehicle charging station.
Surrounding Area and Attractions
LA/Ontario International Airport is located in the Inland Empire (San Bernardino County), about 30 miles East Los Angeles. It was known first for being an agricultural centre, but it has since grown into a busy metropolitan hub. There are several wineries in the area, as well as beautiful golf courses. The Museum of History and Art is located downtown. The city is also well known for being in close proximity to the Auto Club Speedway in neighbouring Fontana, where several big race events are held throughout the year.
Address: 1923 East Avion Street, Ontario, CA 91761, USA Phone number: 1 (909) 937-2700 Fax: 1 909 937 2702 Number of Terminals: 2 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.lawa.org/welcomeONT.aspx Time Zone: GMT - 8 (GMT - 7 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October) Location: The airport is located 56km (35 miles) from Los Angeles IATA airport code: ONT