If it seems like John Wayne International Airport is getting busier, it's true.
Orange County, which owns and operates the airport, reported that airline passenger traffic at John Wayne increased 2.2% in July from July 2012 to a total of
Commercial aircraft operations increased 1.4%, while commuter
aircraft operations decreased 32.7% when compared to the levels recorded
in July 2012.
However, total aircraft operations decreased in July 2013 as compared
to the same month in 2012. In July 2013, there were 21,867 total takeoffs and landings, a decrease of 1.0%
when compared to 22,083 total aircraft operations in July 2012.
General aviation activity, which accounted for 66.1% of the
total aircraft operations during July 2013, decreased 1.8% when
compared to July 2012.