LA/Ontario International Airport may be capable of 12 million annual passengers but projections show it may only handle fewer than 4 million passengers this year – 25 percent of its capacity.
And that decline is noticeable in the terminals which are empty and quieter. Less than 70 percent of people now traveling in and out of the airport compared to pique activity only a couple of years ago.
It’s this scenario that has Ontario International Airport Authority president Alan Wapner wondering what is Ontario’s tipping point, what could force the closure of the airport?
“There’s got to be a minimum operating costs at the airport. I want to find out what that is and what’s the tipping point of survival at ONT,” Wapner asked. “People have got to wake up and understand you can’t continue this steep downward spiral into infinity.” Continue reading