Sunday , January 24 2021

ONT looks to future

Ontario International Airport officials are bullish on 2021.

As one of the worst years in the history of commercial aviation came to a close, the head of the airport’s governing body expressed confidence that things will improve in 2021.

“With the vision of our commission and the dedicated service of our staff, I can say unquestionably that Ontario holds as much, if not more, promise today than it did before the pandemic,” said Alan D. Wapner, president of the Ontario International Airport Authority’s board of commissioners.

“And as coronavirus vaccines become available to more Americans, I am optimistic we will see a return to more normal travel routines in 2021.”

Wapner, Ontario’s Mayor pro tem, made his remarks in a statement posted recently on the airport’s website. The statement called 2020 “unimaginable” but expressed “a sense of optimism for the possibilities of the New Year.”

Despite COVID-19, Ontario International recorded six straight months of growth in passenger traffic, the strongest recovery of any California airport and the third-strongest recovery nationally, according to the statement.

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