ONTARIO - The bad news just keeps coming for LA/Ontario International Airport.

On Tuesday, the airport was hit with the news that it had recorded dismal figures for the first month of 2013.

In January, the airport saw an 8.95 percent drop in traffic compared to the same month in 2012.

Earlier in the afternoon, LAWA officials provided more details on how the sequestration budgets could impact traffic as the already struggling ONT. As previously stated, the FAA could at eliminate overnight hours at ONT.

The elimination of air traffic control tower could affect 12 daily flights, amounting to 9 percent of 132 daily commercial flights, LAWA announced on Tuesday.

It would also impact 26 daily cargo flights or 36 percent of the 73 daily cargo flights at the medium hub airport, according to the memo released by LAWA.

Without air traffic control tower at night, flights which would have been diverted to ONT for weather-related issues could go elsewhere.


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