Comunicado de prensa del Aeropuerto Internacional de Los Ángeles (LAX)
» Documento completo (en inglés) emitido por la directora de relaciones públicas, Nancy Suey Castles.
Last night and early this morning, according to ONT Operations, ONT received 40 flights diverted from San Diego, Long Beach, John Wayne/Orange County and LAX due to heavy fog. Passengers from all of the domestic flights deplaned at ONT and their airlines bussed them to their original destination airports. Of the 40 flights that diverted to ONT, five were international flights -- three passenger flights and two air cargo flights. The flight crews of the two air cargo flights "timed out" and will resume those air cargo flights to LAX later today after the crews have rested. The three diverted international passenger flights (2 TACA and 1 Aeromexico) all landed at ONT during the same 2-hour time window between 11 pm and 1 am, as when a daily scheduled Aeromexico flight arrives at ONT and CBP is normally scheduled to staff for that arrival.
U.S. Customs & Border Protection officials processed the regularly scheduled Aeromexico flight; and at the request of that airline, also processed the Aeromexico flight diverted from LAX (those passengers were then bussed to LAX). CBP officials at LAX and ONT also were told by TACA airline operations staff that the two diverted TACA flights would refuel at ONT, wait for the weather to clear at LAX, and then resume their flights to LAX. A third TACA flight diverted to ONT from LAX and arrived at ONT at after 2 a.m (that flight arrived at LAX at 10:48 am this morning). After Flight No. 670 did not arrive at LAX as rescheduled at 2 am, TACA staff indicated they did not intend to bus their passengers from ONT to LAX, thereby eliminating the need for CBP staff to return to ONT to process TACA passengers into the U.S.
Nancy Suey Castles
Public Relations Director
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Los Angeles World Airports