Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/07/2013 12:14:03 PM PST
Updated: 01/07/2013 08:48:39 PM PST
ONTARIO – It’s a question that has been asked over and over again: What would the Ontario International Airport Authority do if it had control of Los Angeles/Ontario International Airport?
The multi-jurisdictional alliance at its Monday morning meeting approved a formal document that details how it would address its four main goals – reducing airline costs, developing airport-related businesses, expanding air service and providing customer-friendly facilities and services.
The five-page document provides the most details about how the authority would operate the airport if it gains control of the facility from the city of Los Angeles.
“It’s a high-altitude plan for success,” said commissioner Jim Bowman, who also sits on a subcommittee in charge of drafting the document.
ONT’s passenger traffic has continued to decline in recent years accelerating an effort by local officials to acquire the facility from Los Angeles.
Ontario City Manager Chris Hughes, the authority’s executive director, is negotiating with Los Angeles officials over the transfer of ONT to the authority.
ONT is owned and operated by the Los Angeles World Airports, a city department that also oversees operations at Los Angeles International and Van Nuys airports.
“Presenting publicly an outline for a business plan lends credibility to what our turnaround strategy is and the direction we are going with it,” said Alan Wapner, president of the authority.
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