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|February 21, 2019|
ONT claims nation’s air freight title
ONTARIO – (INT) – The growth of Ontario International Airport is taking on another dimension.
The volume of air freight handled at ONT has soared 20 percent on a year-over-year basis.
The tonnage of air freight shipped through ONT has surpassed Atlanta, which had been the market share leader for much of the year, based on data compiled by FreightWaves. Nearly 5 percent of the nation's outbound freight shipments in October were sent from Ontario while 4.51% went through Atlanta.
United Parcel Service and FedEx Express have maintained long-term cargo operations at ONT. The OIAA approved a new 30-year lease arrangement with FedEx in June which includes the development more than 50 acres on the northwest quadrant of ONT.
FedEx Express will invest nearly $100 million to revitalize aircraft parking apron areas; consolidate and construct a sorting facility, ground support staging area, secondary and maintenance buildings; enhance perimeter fencing; and install landscaping. The improvements are anticipated to be completed by November 2020.
Story Date: November 24, 2018