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Ontario airport's freight volumes in August rise 2.7pc to 65,514 tonnes


ONTARIO International Airport in southern California handled 65,514 tonnes of commercial freight in August, an increase of 2.7 per cent and 28 tonnes, compared to the same month last year, while mail shipments declined by 45 per cent.

Passenger traffic in August rose by 10 per cent year on year to 504,000 travellers, with domestic passengers totalling 479,000, up 9.9 per cent, and international travellers numbering 25,000, up 13.3 per cent, reported Singapore's Splash247.

"The continued growth in passenger volume is a great source of pride for all of us who are dedicated to developing a first-rate international gateway for southern California," said Ontario International Airport Authority chief executive officer Mark Thorpe.

"That more and more travellers are choosing Ontario reflects the tremendous achievements made to provide the facilities, services and amenities, along with our hallmark hassle-free experience, which appeal to our customers."

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