Ontario Airport will lose more flights in 2013

ontario.jpgThe number of seats will decline 7.7 percent in 2012 compared with a year earlier, with additional losses expected through at least April of 2013, according to a report by the consulting firm Oliver Wyman. A total of 4.3 million passengers are expected to use Ontario in 2012, down from the peak of 7.2 million in 2005 and 2007. Plus, there are only 59 daily departures, down from 111 in 2005. So as you can see, it's not looking great. The problem is that airlines have cut back on flights, especially since the recession, and a number of second-tier airports are taking serious hits. LAX traffic, meanwhile, has been growing. Ontario is operated by Los Angeles World Airports, but the L.A. City Council is open to negotiations that would transfer control to to Ontario.

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