US-based John Wayne International Airport served 781,451 passengers in April, marking an increase of 2.2% in comparison with 764,308 passengers during the same period in 2013.
General aviation activity and total aircraft operations, which combines take-offs and landings, increased by 12.8% and 7.1% respectively and commuter aircraft operations saw a rise of 31.9%.
However, there was a decrease in the amount of air cargo and international passengers handled in the month, as they respectively saw a decrease of 7.4% and 11.7%.
The number of total international aircraft operations dropped 15% and there was a reported decrease of 5.9% in commercial aircraft operations.
During the four months of this year, the airport served 2.94 million passengers, which is 2.1% higher compared with the same period in the previous year.
Total aircraft operations during this period totalled 83,698, marking a year-on-year increase of 2%.
Commercial aircraft operations decreased 6.6% to 25,111, while commuter aircraft operations rose by 51.3% to 1,188.
Air cargo totalled 5,868, representing an increase of 1.1%.
Owned by the Government of Orange County, California, John Wayne International Airport serves over nine million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 non-stop destinations in Canada, Mexico and the US.
Image: John Wayne Airport. Image: courtesy of D Ramey Logan.