Ontario International Airport rolls out mobile shopping service

David Murphy

Ontario International Airport (ONT) has announced a strategic partnership with Shift4 to implement the company's VenueNext mobile point-of-sale solution at the airport. The service will enable ONT customers to order and pay for food, drinks and merchandise from their phones.

VenueNext is offered through Shift4's aviation partner Land Air Labs. It enables mobile ordering of food, drinks and merchandise via a web interface combined with QR codes, allowing travellers to place an order from their phone for express pickup. ONT will also be the first airport to pilot VenueNext's new mobile self-checkout technology, which will allow travellers to quickly scan a product's UPC code, add it to a digital shopping cart, pay, and go.

"We're excited to begin this partnership, providing our passengers with yet another innovative convenience not found at any other Southern California airport," said Atif Elkadi, CEO for the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA). "As America's fastest-growing airport four years running, ONT is committed to staying ahead of trends and providing customers with the best possible experience. Through this new partnership with Shift4 and VenueNext, we are able to deliver a more convenient and enjoyable commerce solution for our travellers."