SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

May 17, 2007 08:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: ExpressJet Opens Maintenance Facility at LA/Ontario International Airport

ONTARIO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 17, 2007 --

WHAT:    Press conference to dedicate the new ExpressJet Airlines
         maintenance hangar at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT).

         The opening of the refurbished hangar will result in up to 600
         jobs for the Inland Empire. ExpressJet Airlines offers 29 daily
         nonstop flights to 14 new destinations from LA/Ontario
         International Airport (ONT) including Albuquerque, N.M., Austin,
         Texas, Boise, Idaho, Colorado Springs, Colo., El Paso, Texas,
         Fresno, Calif., Kansas City, M.O., Monterey, Calif., Omaha, Neb.,
         Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Spokane, Wash., Tucson, Ariz., and
         Tulsa, Okla. The new flights mark a 25-percent increase in daily
         departures at ONT, a 50 percent increase in total destinations and
         a 63-percent increase in the number of nonstop destinations
         available from ONT.

WHO:     Gary Ovitt, County of San Bernardino Supervisor, 4th District
         Paul Leon, City of Ontario Mayor
         Jim Ream, ExpressJet President and CEO
         Paul Haney, Los Angeles World Airports Deputy Executive Director
         of Airport Operations and Security

WHEN:    Thursday, May 17, 2007, 10 a.m.

WHERE:   2475 E. Avion Street
         Ontario, CA 91761

         From the 60 Freeway, exit on Vineyard Avenue then proceed north
         across Mission Blvd and across the railroad tracks. Turn right
         at Avion Street (stop sign located immediately past the railroad
         tracks and before Vineyard Avenue ends where ONT's Command
         Center/Police Station is located.) Follow sign to ExpressJet
         Maintenance Facility (hangar).

         From the 10 Freeway,exit on Haven Avenue, proceed south to Mission
         Avenue. Turn right on Mission Avenue then turn right on Vineyard
         Avenue. Cross the railroad tracks then turn right at Avion Street
         (the stop sign located immediately past the railroad tracks and
         before Vineyard Avenue ends where ONT's Command Center/Police
         Station is located.) Follow sign to ExpressJet Maintenance
         Facility (hangar).

VISUALS: 1. Dedication of refurbished hangar
         2. Tour of ExpressJet aircraft

MEDIA:   Due to airfield security restrictions all media MUST check-in and
         wear special identification tags while on the tarmac area.

CREDENTIALS: Media credentials will be honored.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    ONT Public and Community Relations
    (909) 975-5360