Ontario Airport Unusually Empty During Busy Travel Week

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ONTARIO (CBS) — Ontario International Airport has been unusually quiet during the busiest travel week of the year.

Republican Reps. Jerry Lewis of Redlands and Ken Calvert of Corona, who are concerned about the airport’s future, sent a letter to both U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

They claim flights have been cut in half over the last four years, causing the airport to lose a third of its passengers.

They also say 8,000 airport-related jobs have been lost and blame LAX World Airports for higher fees and more expensive fares in Ontario.

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