SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

November 25, 2008 14:51 ET

Convenient Cell Phone Waiting Lot Opens at LA/Ontario International Airport

ONTARIO, CA--(Marketwire - November 25, 2008) - To help reduce vehicle traffic congestion in front of LA/Ontario International Airport's (ONT) terminals, airport officials today announced the opening of a new 24-hour Cell Phone Waiting Lot. Motorists waiting for arriving passengers will be able to avoid making a series of loops past the terminals and around airport roadways by waiting in a 100-space parking lot, free of charge, located at 1940 E. Moore Way.

From Interstate 10 Freeway, take the Vineyard exit. Take Vineyard Ave. south across Airport Drive and follow the road to the left as the street name changes to E. Moore Way. Take E. Moore Way to the end of the old Terminal 1 building and turn right into the ONT Cell Phone Waiting Lot.

"A number of motorists have asked for convenient waiting areas close to the terminals where they can wait for a call on their cell phones," said Jess Romo, ONT's manager. "The new lot is part of ONT's ongoing customer service enhancements while reducing traffic congestion in front of the terminals."

Meeter/greeters can wait up to one hour at this lot for arriving passengers, which saves gas and possible frustration of driving around the airport until your party arrives.

--  Vehicles in the ONT Cell Phone Waiting Lot must be attended at all
--  Customers should wait in the lot and not park on the street adjacent
    to the lot.
--  One hour maximum waiting time.

To reach the terminal area from the Cell Phone Waiting Lot, exit the lot and drive to the end of the street. Turn right onto Airport Drive. Drive approximately two blocks to Terminal Way. Turn right onto Terminal Way to access Terminals 2 and 4.

ONT is a medium-hub, full-service airport with commercial jet service to major U.S. cities and through service to many international destinations. ONT is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. The airport is the centerpiece of one of the fastest-growing transportation regions in the United States. ONT's service area includes a population of six million people living in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and portions of north Orange County and east Los Angeles County.

ONT is one of four airports owned and operated by LAWA, a Los Angeles City department that oversees an airport system in the nation's second largest metropolitan area. The other airports owned and operated by LAWA are and Los Angeles International Airports, LA/Palmdale Regional and Van Nuys General Aviation.

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