On May 18, 2010, the Los Angeles City Council approved, by a 12-3 margin, a Motion calling for a study of the requirements for, and costs and benefits of, returning Ontario International Airport (“ONT”) to the control of the City of Ontario, California.

Passenger traffic at Ontario has declined from 7.2 Million Air Passengers in 2007 to 4.88 in 2009. Projected revenues for Fiscal Year 2011 have also declined from $78.6 million to $75.5 million. While projected costs have also been lowered to $67 million from the originally forecast $76.8 million, Los Angeles City Councilman Greg Smith’s Press Aide, Matt Meyerhoff expressed Councilman Smith’s view that Los Angeles is “looking to sell the airport and getting some money out of the deal.” The Study is due to be completed by September 1, 2010.