Ontario International Airport (ONT) passengers will be able to fly nonstop to Chicago and Houston starting this month, marking the fourth straight month of flight increases for the Southern California airport.
Southwest Airlines will resume nonstop service to Chicago’s Midway International Airport (MDW) seven days a week beginning August 11, while increasing its current schedules to Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Sacramento.
United Airlines resumed daily nonstop service between ONT and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Meanwhile, Frontier Airlines is adding two flights per week to Denver.
“The past several months have been challenging, to say the least, but we have remained focused on restoring commercial air service at Ontario,” said Mark Thorpe, chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority. “That Southwest and United are both resuming flights to popular US destinations is a great vote of confidence in our customer base and our local economy.”
Based on current airline schedules, ONT will have 47 daily departures on average in August, 36 percent lower than August 2019.
Ontario Airport is following industry-wide protocols to contain the spread of coronavirus, requiring appropriate face covers for all customers, visitors and employees. The airport continues to use enhanced safeguards to keep facilities clean and germ-free, including frequent sanitizing of high-touch surfaces with highly effective disinfectant and security screening trays treated with powerful antimicrobial technology.
Located in the Inland Empire, ONT is a full-service airport about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California.