|Freight carriers that serve ONT include UPS, the recently expanded FedEx, Ameriflight, West Air and Empire Airlines. In 2012, ONT handled 454,800 tons of cargo and mail.
A former Lockheed aircraft hangar at ONT was recently converted into a new facility for air cargo operations. The new air cargo facility accommodates up to three tenants. The project includes new office spaces, utilities to support the offices, a truck loading dock, and additional modifications such as roll-up doors in the existing hangar doors.
ONT’s cargo operations were conducted in the airport’s Chaffey Hangar, which was no longer adequate for ONT’s increasing cargo operations. When the new air cargo facility was completed, tenants in the chaffey Hangar were relocated to the new facility.
ONT’s position among the top 15 airports in North America and its location between three major freeways makes this airport a preferred location for companies active in the air-freight industry. With two runways in excess of 10,000 feet and a 24-hour operating environment, ONT has the potential to become a premiere international cargo gateway.