ONTARIO, Calif., April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ontario International Airport (ONT) today welcomed Delta Air Lines flight 996 from Atlanta, marking the launch of daily, nonstop service between the Inland Empire and the carrier's hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
The arrival from Atlanta, the world's busiest airport, was scheduled at 10:21 a.m. (PDT). The inaugural flight for ONT was scheduled to depart at 11:15 a.m. (PDT).
Atlanta is the 21st destination reachable by nonstop commercial service from Ontario.
Delta has also announced a second ONT-ATL roundtrip beginning June 17. The ONT-ATL route is served with Boeing 737-800/900 aircraft.
"We're thrilled that our customers now can enjoy direct service to Atlanta, giving us another important nonstop destination on the East Coast," said Mark Thorpe, Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA). "We thank Delta for helping to make ONT the fastest-growing airport in the U.S."
The current schedule for the new service is as follows:
Ontario International Airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Depart ATL at 8:30 a.m. (EDT)
Arrive ONT 10:21 a.m. (PDT)
Depart ONT at 11:15 a.m. (PDT)
Arrive ATL at 6:25 p.m. (EDT)
Depart ONT at 10:45 p.m. (PDT)
Arrive ATL at 5:56 a.m. (EDT)
(next day) *
Depart ATL at 7:32 p.m. (EDT)
Arrive ONT at 9:01 p.m.*
Delta, which is located in ONT's Terminal 2, currently flies to Salt Lake City from Ontario three times a day.
Atlanta travelers will experience the recently completed multimillion-dollar upgrade of its dining and retail concessions featuring popular national brands and Southern California-based enterprises which cater to local tastes. Passengers can also access the Escape Lounge in Terminal 2, a premium lounge which began welcoming guests in January. In addition, app-based ride hailing services including Uber and Lyft were added to ONT's ground transportation program last year.
About Ontario International Airport
Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the fastest growing airport in the United States, according to Global Traveler, a leading publication for frequent fliers. Located in the Inland Empire, ONT is approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a full-service airport with nonstop commercial jet service to 21 major airports in the U.S., Mexico and Taiwan, and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations. There is an average of 67 daily departures offered by nine air carriers. More information is available at www.flyOntario.com.
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About the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA)
The OIAA was formed in August 2012 by a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino to provide overall direction for the management, operations, development and marketing of ONT for the benefit of the Southern California economy and the residents of the airport's four-county catchment area. OIAA Commissioners are Ontario City Council Member Alan D. Wapner (President), Retired Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge (Vice President), Ontario City Council Member Jim W. Bowman (Secretary), San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman (Commissioner) and retired business executive Julia Gouw (Commissioner).
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2018, Delta was named to Fortune's top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the seventh time in eight years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented seven consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 304 destinations in 52 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub and Facebook.com/delta.
OIAA Media Contacts:
Atif Elkadi, Deputy Executive Director, (858) 361-9319 email@example.com
Steve Lambert, (909) 841-7527 firstname.lastname@example.org
Delta Air Lines Media Contacts:
Morgan Durrant, (404) 714-8520 email@example.com
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