Lunch With Special Guest Mark Thorpe
11:30 am Social • 12:00 pm Lunch
Redhill Country Club
8385 Red Hill Country Club Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
ABOUT MARK THORPE, CEO of the Ontario International Airport Authority
The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Commission 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, beginning October 12, with additional service to Chicago O’Hare in early 2018, represent the largest commitment of new air service in more than a decade. China Airlines will launch service between Ontario and Taiwan in spring 2018, marking ONT’s emergence as Southern California’s newest global gateway.
In the three months since assuming the senior leadership position, Thorpe has developed a fiscally sound budget for ONT, shepherded new on-airport advertising and retail agreements with airport concessionaires and expanded the ground transportation program, among other noteworthy achievements.
Thorpe’s efforts have created significant new revenue streams not related to the landing fees and terminal rents paid by airlines, a critical step in ONT’s development as a commercial aviation destinat
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. While at LAWA, before the transfer of ONT, Thorpe was instrumental in attracting airline service to Ontario.
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