US’ Ontario International Airport reportedly announced its current manager has doubts about transferring control of the airport to the City of Ontario (The Press-Enterprise, 08-Mar-2011). The city reportedly submitted its proposal to manage the airport on 12-Jan-2011 however the details of the proposal or Los Angeles World Airport’s response have not been revealed. LAWA staff have reportedly refuted the city’s claims the airport was mismanaged leading to a 33% drop in passenger traffic since 2007.
Ontario Airport has doubts about transferring control to city
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