JWA passenger traffic counts decrease year-over-year in April

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport (JWA) decreased in April 2024 as compared with April 2023. In April 2024, the airport served 916,552 passengers, a decrease of 7.7% when compared with the April 2023 passenger traffic count of 992,569.

Commercial aircraft operations in April 2024 of 7,727 increased 0.2% and commuter aircraft operations of 380 decreased 13.6% when compared with April 2023 levels.

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Total aircraft operations increased in April 2024 as compared with the same month in 2023. In April 2024, there were 23,177 total aircraft operations (takeoffs and landings) a 7.1% increase compared to 21,632 total aircraft operations in April 2023.

General aviation activity of 15,057 accounted for 64.9% of the total aircraft operations during April 2024 and increased 11.8% compared with April 2023.

The top three airlines in April 2024 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (274,703), American Airlines (166,552) and United Airlines (138,724).


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