Hmm, so what happened to the aerial bridge and the western gates with the same design as the new TBIT??
Ontario airport worth much less than L.A. is asking for, audit says
Dan Weikel | January 18, 2015
In Ontario's legal battle to gain control over LA/Ontario International Airport, a new audit contends that the sale price offered by Los Angeles is inflated by at least $181 million.
If Ontario wants the airport back, Los Angeles officials have said, the Inland Empire city can buy it for about $400 million.
LA/Ontario is a valuable asset, they say, and Los Angeles World Airports, which has operated the airport since 1967 along with Los Angeles International and Van Nuys, must "be made whole" and recover its investments.
But an audit of airport financial records suggests that LAWA has invested dramatically less than what it has claimed.
The audit contends that Los Angeles airport officials double-counted about $4 million in debt and failed to subtract investments that were repaid. It also claims Ontario is not obligated to pay back $128 million raised from airline passengers to build new terminals and other facilities.
"The analysis greatly undermines L.A.'s claims that it is somehow entitled to hundreds of millions of dollars," said Andre Cronthall, an attorney representing Ontario. "In fact, the net outlay of funds by Los Angeles World Airports is a small fraction of that amount."
Nice to hear that, T1 is indeed quite old.Siemens has secured a contract from Southwest Airlines to install a new baggage handling system in Terminal 1[/B][/URL] at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), US. The contract forms a part of $508m project to modernise Terminal 1, which was originally built in the early 1980s.
That's only correct as far as the bridge is concerned (which is a good thing, I agree, because it looked hideous). Construction on the midfield satellite concourse (phase 1) is going to start soon though. The contract was approved by the LA city council just a few days ago. Completion is expected by 2020.^ Scrapped, of course. Not a bad thing, IMO.
from the Press-Enterprise
Ontario International Airport passenger traffic in 2014 increased 3.9 percent over the previous year, the first such uptick for the Inland airport since 2007.
A total of 4.1 million passengers used domestic and international flights at Ontario last year, compared with 3.9 million in 2013.
“We were pleased to see an increase in passenger numbers throughout 2014, and will continue to keep the airport in a competitive position into 2015,” airport Manager Jess Romo said in a news release.
International traffic at ONT was up 58 percent over 2013, the numbers boosted when Mexican discount airline Volaris started flights to Guadalajara in April. AeroMexico also serves Ontario.
International passengers totaled 90,731 for 2014, compared with 57,743 for the previous year.
The last time ONT had a year-over-year increase was 2007, when 7.2 million passengers was a 2.2 percent increase over 2006.
Both domestic and international passenger traffic at Ontario International Airport increased in October, up more than 5.6 percent. There were 380,584 passengers in October, compared with 360,256 for the same month one year ago.
International flights to Mexico contributed most to the overall increase. Aeromexico and Volaris had 8,488 passengers, a 17.1 percent increase over October 2014. Both airlines have added flights in the intervening year.
Domestic passenger traffic was up 5.4 percent, 372,096 for the past October compared to 353,045 in October 2014.
Air cargo was up 10 percent, chiefly boosted by tonnage in mail, from 1,413 tons in October 2014 to 2,378 tons for the same month this year.
“The outlook for the last two months of the year is good, and we expect to end the year in positive territory,” ONT airport manager Jess Romo said in a statement.
340 Acres Near LAX Getting Total Overhaul
A three-mile pedestrian path and lots of open space
The plan aims to mix office space, retail, pedestrian and bike areas, and green space on the large site, and will include eco-friendly features, like "permeable pavement and green roofs," area councilman Mike Bonin tells KPCC. The plan calls for a three-mile pedestrian path connecting Westchester to Playa del Rey and the beach, plus as much as 49 acres of open space. Rios Clementi Hale Studios was the master planner for the project.