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APR 2018

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COVER STORY We're also very excited about China Airlines' service to Taiwan that begins in March, because we are confident that this service will demonstrate that we are a viable second gateway between Southern California and numerous points throughout Asia, Europe, Mexico and Canada. AB: What new airlines and cities have you added since the change to an airport authority? MT: Frontier Airlines began operations in October 2017, serving Denver, San Antonio and Austin. The San Antonio and Austin nonstop flights continue to Washington Dulles International Airport, providing the first same-plane service in the ONT-IAD market. Southwest Airlines began service to Dallas Love Field in January 2017. American operated seasonal service in the ONT-ORD market in the summer of 2017. On the international front, Mexican airline Volaris introduced service to Leon, Mexico, while North Carolina-based Dynamic Airways operated charter service between Ontario and Nanchang, China, during the summer months. On March 25, 2018, China Airlines will begin four-time-a-week Boeing 777-300ER service to Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan. This service will mark the first nonstop transoceanic service from an airport other than LAX in the history of aviation in Southern California. AB: You went back to the name Ontario International Airport. What are you doing to market that name and not have it confused with a Canadian airport? MT: We went back to the name Ontario International Airport because local research shows that Southern Californians are aware of us and see us as a very convenient and easy-to-use airport when flights are available to destinations where they want to fly. Given the fact that tens of millions of passenger flights originate in Southern California each year, our primary marketing focus will be in Southern California. So there is not a need to tell Southern Californians, who are aware of the airport's location, that it is located within the greater Los Angeles region. Ontario International Airport We Offer Water Fillable Barricades for Projects Large or Small Trinity Highway Rentals 28 airportbusiness April 2018

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