Ontario International Airport Opens Post-Security Areas to Non-Travellers

In Southern California, Ontario International Airport (ONT) has launched ONT+, a new programme that allows people to access post-security areas of the airport without a ticket.

This will allow non-travellers to greet families and friends at the gate or spend more time with them as they prepare to depart.

Ontario International Airport Retail Outlts
ONT has added several new concessions in the past 12 months, including Dunkin Donuts and Chick-Fil-A

ONT+ enables guests to secure an online visitor pass which can be used to enter TSA checkpoints and access the post-security areas. This programme is among the first of its kind to be implemented in the US since 9/11.

Dean Brown, ONT Public Safety Administrator said:

“We all remember the excitement of being able to meet arriving family and friends as they get off the plane. ONT+ is a way to bring back some of that pre-9/11 experience, in a safe and secure manner.”

ONT+ visitors will have to meet the same security regulations as travelling passengers and are not allowed to carry items prohibited by TSA.

The airport was returned to local control in 2016 and has since invested heavily in dining and retail amenities. This programme will now open up these establishments to the non-travelling public.

Alan D. Wapner, President of the Ontario International Airport Authority Board of Commissioners and Mayor pro Tem of the City of Ontario, said:

“ONT+ is another example of how Ontario International is always at the forefront of amenities and services that can enhance the customer experience.”

An ONT+ visitor pass can be obtained at www.flyontario.com/ontplus

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