John Wayne Airport reports 2.2% increase in April passenger traffic

28 May 2014 (Last Updated May 28th, 2014 18:30)

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.

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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.

"John Wayne International Airport serves over nine million passengers annually."

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.