The Los Angeles Times recently conducted a thorough interview of all the mayoral candidates asking them a range of topics including LA/Ontario International Airport. Yup, that’s right. The competing newspaper asking the candidates what they thought about local control and if they’ed be in favor of selling the medium-hub airport.
Several of the candidates (I’m sure to the delight of Ontario officials) have expressed their favor of local ownership but didn’t really seem to favor selling the airport.
To read the responses for yourself, click here
Once you are on the page click the transportation link on the left side. Then, scroll down to question 12.
The declining passenger traffic figures may be taking a toll on the tenants inside the twin terminals at LA/Ontario International Airport.
The Applebee’s Grill & Bar restaurant in Terminal 2 has been temporarily shut down, airport officials confirmed.
Maria Tesoro-Fermin, spokeswoman for the airport said it “is an item that will be discussed by LAWA and Delaware North Companies (the restaurant’s operator at ONT) in the very near future.”
Councilman Alan Wapner this week spoke to a group of community and business leaders in Riverside in what was one of his most candid discussions regarding the airport.
Wapner was discussing the future of LA/Ontario International Airport with Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge. For more than an hour, Wapner talked and even joked about what it’s been like the past four years attempting to regain control of the struggling facility from Los Angeles World Airports.
He even joked about the newly formed Ontario International Airport Authority,which would manage the airport if Los Angeles turns over control.
“It’s kind of fun having an airport authority without having an airport. We have meetings, we talk about this airport we don’t have,” he said.