The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Commission today named Mark Thorpe chief executive officer. Thorpe had been interim CEO since July.
Under Thorpe’s leadership, agreements have been reached with Frontier Airlines and China Airlines to bring new airline service to ONT.
Frontier’s routes to Denver, San Antonio and Austin, Texas, begin October 12, with additional service to Chicago O’Hare in early 2018. It is the largest commitment of new air service at ONT in more than a decade. China Airlines will launch service between Ontario and Taiwan in spring 2018.
Prior to becoming interim CEO, Thorpe was the OIAA’s chief development officer. He joined the OIAA in August 2016 with extensive experience in air service development at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Los Angeles World Airports, the former parent agency of ONT.