ExpressJet Service Begins at LA/Ontario International Airport
ONTARIO, CA - ExpressJet Airlines is beginning nonstop service to 14 new destinations from LA/Ontario International Airport.
The new flights will result in a 25 percent increase in daily departures at ONT, a 50 percent increase in total destinations and a 63 percent increase in the number of nonstop destinations available from ONT.
“The introduction of ExpressJet flights marks the largest expansion of air service in the airport’s 84-year history and is a major step toward realizing our vision for a regional approach to air travel,” said Alan Rothenberg, president of the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners. “The ExpressJet flights also enhance LA/Ontario’s status as the preferred alternate airport in Southern California.”
By May 14, ExpressJet will offer 29 daily nonstop flights to Albuquerque, N.M.; Austin, Texas; Boise, Idaho; Colorado Springs, Colo.; El Paso, Texas; Fresno, Calif.; Kansas City, MO; Monterey, Calif.; Omaha, Neb.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; San Antonio, Texas; Spokane, Wash.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Tulsa, Okla.
“Today we see Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s drive for a regional approach to meeting air travel demand in Southern California becoming a reality as plans for increasing air service at LA/Ontario International Airport comes to fruition,” said ONT Airport Manager Jess Romo. “We are pleased with the addition of ExpressJet Airlines. The number of cities passengers can reach by a direct flight has doubled.”“Ontario’s growing residential and business population has increased the demand for executive level carriers such as ExpressJet,” said Ontario Mayor Paul S. Leon. “To meet this demand, we are committed to the investment in our partnership with Los Angeles World Airports. We will continue to work together to promote the growth of new airline carriers at ONT, making it Southern California’s next major gateway.”
ExpressJet’s operations at ONT are expected to create more than 600 direct jobs for the local economy, including pilots, flight attendants, aircraft mechanics, ramp workers, and passenger service personnel.
“It is the goal of ExpressJet to save travelers time by offering direct flights to their destinations,” said Jim Ream, ExpressJet President and CEO. “We intend to deliver more convenience and more service to our customers.”
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