Ontario reports air cargo up 20% in October

Shipments of commercial cargo continued to drive activity at Ontario International Airport in October, extending a trend of 20% increases year-over-year.

Meanwhile, the number of passengers who moved through the airport increased for the sixth consecutive month, another positive sign as the airport continues its gradual pandemic recovery.

Air freight shipments reached almost 80,000 tons last month, 19.74% more than October 2019. From January through October, freight tonnage exceeded 731,000 tons, nearly 21% more than the same period last year.

“Commercial freight volumes continue to be robust further strengthening Ontario’s standing as a major air cargo hub,” said Mark Thorpe, chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority. “As the Inland Empire’s large consumer base continues its rapid growth and the region’s economy regains steam, the airport will remain at the forefront of economic activity.”

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