ONT to resume two suspended flights

By on August 1, 2020
OIA traffic up

Two major routes at Ontario International Airport that were suspended earlier this year because of COVID-19 are being reinstated.

On Aug. 3, United Airlines will resume its daily nonstop service between Ontario International and George Bush Intercontinental Airport, according to a statement posted on the airport’s website.

Eight days later, Southwest Airlines will resume daily nonstop flights to Midway International Airport in Chicago. Southwest also plans to increase its service to Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Sacramento.

Also, Frontier Airlines plans to add two flights to Denver next month. If all goes as scheduled, August will be the fourth consecutive month Ontario International adds flights, despite a severe drop in passenger traffic during that time.

“The past several months have been challenging, to say the least, but we have remained focused on restoring commercial air service,” said Mark Thorpe, chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority, in the statement. “That Southwest and United are both resuming flights to popular U.S. destinations is a great vote of confidence in our customer base and our local economy.”

Ontario International will have an average of 47 daily departures next month, a year-over-year drop of 36 percent, according to the statement.