JWA shows 8.7% decrease in year-over-year passenger traffic

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport (JWA) decreased in May 2024 as compared with May 2023. In May 2024, the airport served 950,740 passengers, a decrease of 8.7% when compared with the May 2023 passenger traffic count of 1,041,342.

Commercial aircraft operations in May 2024 of 7,862 decreased 4.9% and commuter aircraft operations of 420 decreased 0.5% when compared with May 2023 levels.

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Total aircraft operations increased in May 2024 as compared with the same month in 2023. In May 2024, there were 25,061 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 10.2% increase compared to 22,748 total aircraft operations in May 2023.

General aviation activity of 16,734 accounted for 66.8% of the total aircraft operations during May 2024 and increased 19.2% when compared with May 2023.

The top three airlines in May 2024 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (279,803), American Airlines (169,769) and United Airlines (147,621).


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