Liset Márquez, Staff Writer
Created: 09/11/2012 06:24:05 PM PDT

ONTARIO – Airlines at LA/Ontario International Airport are expected to respond, as early as today, on an incentive plan designed to attract more flights to the troubled facility.

The airlines were given until Friday to respond to a letter – sent out by ONT staffers – about the proposal, but were given an extension through the middle of this week, the airport’s manager Jess Romo said.

The letter has been given to the Airlines Affairs Committee, made up of representatives from the carriers at ONT.

Romo said he expects to receive a unified response from the committee regarding the plan, which could reduce the rental rates for airlines that increase flights at ONT.

“We hope we can come to terms and on a program that’s going to benefit everybody,” Romo said.

Specific details about the incentives are not publicly being released because it still needs to be discussed with the Board of Airport Commissioners, the governing body for Los Angeles World Airports.

The agency manages ONT and Los Angeles International Airport.

Once the carriers have weighed in, executive management at ONT will review the document.

Depending on the response from the carriers, Romo said they may make changes to the proposal.

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