Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 08/20/2012 05:30:05 PM PDT
ONTARIO – Carriers at LA/Ontario International Airport are expected to weigh in by next month whether they are in are in favor of proposed incentives at the struggling small-hub facility.
Speaking to Los Angeles World Airports’ governing body on Monday, Jess Romo, general manager at ONT, said he sent the airlines a letter in early August about the proposed incentives.
Romo told the Board of Airport Commissioners that he expects to have responses from carriers by Sept. 7 and report those findings to them shortly thereafter.
Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, said the carriers were notified about the incentives because the agency wants to make sure it would not give any new carriers an unfair advantage over the existing airlines.
The costs of doing business for airlines at ONT became an issue last week when Allegiant Airlines announced it was bypassing the Inland Empire airport because of its costs – after a lack of space at Los Angeles International Airport forced them to suspend three flights from LAX.
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