Passenger Traffic Increased at John Wayne in August

But total aircraft operations decreased in August when compared to the same month last year.

(Photo courtesy John Wayne Airport)
(Photo courtesy John Wayne Airport)
Passenger traffic at Orange County's John Wayne airport increased last month, the airport reported.

The airport saw an increase of 1.5% in August from August 2012 with a total of 850,998 passengers. However, commercial aircraft operations decreased 1.1%, while commuter aircraft operations decreased 23.9% when compared to the levels recorded in August 2012.

Total aircraft operations also decreased in August 2013 as compared to the same month in 2012.  In August 2013, there were 21,655 total takeoffs and landings, a decrease of 6.0% when compared to 23,048 total aircraft operations in August 2012.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 65.9% of the total aircraft operations during August 2013, decreased 8.1% when compared to August 2012.

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