Which price is right for ONT? Opinion

April 4, 2013

Well, at least now we know what L.A./Ontario International Airport is worth.

Let's see ...

ONT is worth $605 million, according to the experts hired by its operator, Los Angeles World Airports.

Oh, wait, the airport has negative value - something between minus-$78 million and minus-$104 million - according to the experts hired by the Ontario International Airport Authority, which wants to wrest control of the airport from LAWA by sale or other means.


New negotiating ploy: "You'd have to pay us to take that airport off your hands! "

Inland Empire officials criticize L.A.'s terms on Ontario airport

April 3, 2013

Mayor Villaraigosa and Los Angeles World Airports say the price for the struggling facility must help cover the cost of improvements, but Inland Empire officials counter that it has a negative market value.

Inland Empire officials seeking control of LA/Ontario International Airport are balking at an unprecedented demand by Los Angeles that they buy the struggling operation for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Study: Ontario International Airport value drops into the red

April 3, 2013

ONTARIO -- The Ontario International Airport Authority has conducted its own study of L.A./Ontario International Airport and found it would cost more to operate than it is worth if the medium hub facility were privatized.

If Los Angeles World Airports, operators of the airport, transferred it to a local authority using a profit-making model, ONT's value would range from negative-$78 million to negative-$104 million, according to the study.

ONT passenger totals continue to fall

April 2, 2013

ONTARIO -- The passenger numbers keep getting smaller - 8.6 percent if you are talking about the amount of fewer travelers who used LA/Ontario International Airport the first two months of this year compared to the same time frame in 2012.The passenger traffic figures released by Los Angeles World Airports on Tuesday shows an 8.2 percent drop in travelers flying in and out of ONT this past February compared to the same month in 2012.

Ruling: LAWA is violating police staffing at Ontario International

April 2, 2013

Los Angeles World Airports has failed to maintain agreed-upon staffing levels for airport safety officers at Ontario International Airport, an arbitrator ruled in an opinion released Tuesday.

Report reveals more declines in traffic at ONT

April 2, 2013

ONTARIO -- It's no secret: Airlines are still reducing their presence at L.A./Ontario International Airport. Fewer and fewer passengers are choosing to travel out of ONT.

It's the same depressing news that the Ontario International Airport Authority has been hearing for the past couple of months.

An updated report released Monday on ONT passenger traffic shows the airport will continue to see a steep decline and - if the trend continues - may handle fewer than 4 million annual passengers in 2013.

Airport authority gets grim forecast

April 1, 2013

Airlines serving Ontario International Airport have released schedules through October showing they will continue to slash the number of seats they offer on flights there, according to a report to the airport authority board on Monday, April 1.

The number of passenger seats at Ontario is expected to show a 9.5 percent decline in April and a 10.5 percent drop in May when compared with the same months in 2012.

San Bernardino's airport troubles -- and ONT's: Opinion

March 29, 2013

It hurts that when law enforcement authorities flew to California with Scot Spencer, the man charged with attempting to defraud the San Bernardino International Airport Authority of $1.75 million, they couldn't land at the airport he allegedly abused.

Despite the authority's efforts and hopes, there are no commercial flights at SBIA.

Ontario needs control of its own airport

March 22, 2013

Ontario is doing a lot of things right. But until it gets control of Ontario International Airport, its destiny is not its own.

So said one of three speakers at last week’s State of the City event, attended by 750 business and government professionals at the Ontario Convention Center.

Greg Lindsay, urbanist and author of the bestseller “Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next,” described how most cities locate their airports outside their urban cores.

County probes L.A.'s compliance on transferring LAX traffic

February 26, 2013

The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday sought to determine whether Los Angeles airport officials have complied with a 2006 court settlement requiring them to spread the growth in flights at busy