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.