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Two Groups File Lawsuits Over LAX Modernization Plan

May 30, 2013

A union representing airport workers and a community group filed lawsuits today in hopes of blocking a planned expansion of the north airfield at Los Angeles International Airport that would shift the northernmost runway 260 feet closer to residents in Westchester and Playa del Rey.

ONT traffic figures down for April

May 30, 2013

ONTARIO - Passengers traffic continued to decline last month at LA/Ontario International Airport.

Figures released by Los Angeles World Airports on Thursday shows ONT experienced an 8.4 percent decline from the same month in 2012. A total of 332,143 passengers traveled in and out of the mid-sized airport in April, compared to the 362,708 that frequented the airport in the same month last year.

Garcetti's mayoral win could reopen negotiations on ONT control

May 28, 2013

ONTARIO -- Less than two months ago, Los Angeles and San Bernardino County officials were at the negotiating table, determining whether LA/Ontario International Airport will be returned to local control.

 

Talks quickly broke down and Ontario officials now have hit Los Angeles and the agency that oversees the airport with various legal objections, even threatening to sue.

 

The few, the proud, the ONT travelers

May 21, 2013

Call me stubborn, but for an airline flight last week, I chose ONT.
Convenience, and maybe loyalty, are about the only reasons to fly out of LA/Ontario International Airport these days. I probably could have gotten a cheaper flight from LAX. I know I could have gotten a more direct flight. Ontario can send you to Denver, Dallas and Phoenix, and that's about it.

But I was visiting my parents, and they're nice enough to pay for the ticket, so I flew from my local airport. Go Ontario! Besides, I'm an introvert, and ONT is a good place to avoid a crowd.

ONTARIO AIRPORT: Diminished service hinders Inland economic development

May 21, 2013

When Ontario International Airport opened its two modern terminals in September 1998, many of Inland Southern California’s top business executives lauded the event as a great way to make a first impression on would-be customers and investors from out of town.
Fifteen years later, some of those same executives look at the airport and see the opposite: A facility with greatly diminished air service that immediately discourages outside business interests from locating in the Inland Empire.

ONTARIO AIRPORT: LAX expansion plan riles municipalities

May 20, 2013

Ontario, San Bernardino County and Culver City filed an appeal late Monday, May 20, of the Los Angeles County Airport Land Use Commission’s approval of an LAX expansion plan.
The move comes two weeks after the county, Ontario, Culver City and Inglewood demanded mediation with the city of Los Angeles over its approval of the LAX expansion. LA did not respond by the Friday deadline.
No decision has been made on whether to sue, which would be the only recourse.

Council approves LAX runway move, again; litigation is next major step

May 14, 2013

Despite a last-minute impassioned plea from Councilman Bill Rosendahl, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to an ordinance allowing the move of a Los Angeles International Airport runway by 260 feet to improve airfield safety.

Keep up fight for control of Ontario airport

May 13, 2013

Regarding your editorial on Ontario airport (“Keep pushing for local control of Ontario airport,” Our Views, May 1), the Inland Empire must do everything in its power to gain control of the airport.

There’s no doubt the Inland Empire is best-suited to operate the airport, as only it has the most concern for our communities.

As a frequent traveler, I use ONT exclusively. I’m happy with the ease of using the airport, its parking and service. I avoid LAX. It’s not worth the drive or the hassle. The Inland Empire can make ONT a competitive and high-value airport for all of us

LAX Expansion: The Other Shoe Drops

May 10, 2013

TRANSPO POLITICS- It's not hard to conclude that the LA City Council's approval of LAX Modernization Alternative 1 is just a smokescreen to camouflage it's disregard for the 78 Million Annual Passengers (78 MAP) limitation that was approved as a settlement for a lawsuit by Westchester, Inglewood and Culver City in 2006.

Now that Alternative 1 has been approved, Ontario and the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will join them in a new legal battle.

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