Ontario International Airport Authority Approves Lease Extension for Long-Time Tenant Guardian Air Services
15-year extension to generate $5.3 million in rent payments
Over the new 15-year term, rent payments on Guardian’s existing premises will generate approximately $5.3 million. Guardian will pay a one-time lease execution fee of $150,000 upon signing and delivery of a fully executed lease and make $750,000 in capital investments for upkeep of the existing facilities over the term of the lease.
Under the provisions of the extension, Guardian will also construct a third hangar, new office space, new apron for aircraft parking, new auto parking and associated landscaping at a minimum cost of $3 million.
The agreement also provides for annual increases in the base rent of no less than 2 percent and not more than 4 percent. Additionally, the rent will be adjusted every 5 years according to prevailing market rates. The base rent will also be adjusted to reflect facility improvements.
Guardian provides fuel, aircraft maintenance and cleaning, ground transportation services and other amenities for general aviation customers at its Guardian Jet Center where it has operated since 2003.
About Ontario International Airport (ONT)
ONT is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a medium-hub, full-service airport with direct commercial jet service to 16 major U.S. cities and Mexico, and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations. There are approximately 63 daily departures offered by 8 air carriers. More information is available at www.flyOntario.com.
About the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA)
The OIAA was formed in August 2012 by a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino to provide overall direction for the management, operations, development and marketing of ONT for the benefit of the Southern California economy and the residents of the airport’s four-county catchment area. OIAA Commissioners are Ontario Council Member Alan D. Wapner (President), Retired Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge (Vice President), Orange County Business Council President and CEO Lucy Dunn (Secretary), Ontario Council Member Jim W. Bowman (Commissioner), and San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman (Commissioner).