By now, most Southern California aviation aficionados know the sad story of L.A./Ontario International Airport. Traffic has fallen by more than 40 percent since 2007. The two terminals are nearly empty. The aesthetics of the place are less than stellar.
Los Angeles World Airports, which runs the airport, puts out traffic reports every month. By this point, everyone is used to falling numbers. But July seemed particularly difficult in terms of numbers.
Domestic passenger traffic was 331,096, down 12 percent from July 2012. International traffic was 5,628, down from 7,282 in the previous year.
Southwest is by far the dominant carrier at Ontario. It carried more than 1.3 million passengers from January through July. Second during that period was US Airways, with 216,904 passengers.
Interested in learning more about Ontario airport? Read my story from a couple of months ago.