USA. Ontario International Airport in California has announced a significant signal of recovery, reporting a strong +138% gain in August passenger volumes compared to August 2020 and recording 93% of pre-COVID levels for the same month.

The encouraging passenger numbers for August at Ontario International Airport were driven by strong domestic traffic 

More than 467,000 passengers travelled through the Southern California gateway during the month, driven by a resurgence of domestic business. In August, there were more than 454,000 domestic passengers and 13,600 international travellers.

August 2021 passenger traffic comparisons at Ontario International Airport measured against 2020 (above) and 2019 (below)

Meanwhile, the year-to-date picture up to the end of August from the airport is a total passenger volume of 2.6 million. That is +51% higher than the first eight months last year and within 72.5% of 2019 levels for the period.

Ontario International Airport Authority Vice President Ronald Loveridge said: “Ontario International continued to experience a strong pandemic recovery in August, and we remain confident in our ability to attract air service and maintain Ontario’s status as a safe, attractive destination airport.”