JWA shows slight decrease in year-over-year passenger traffic

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport (JWA) decreased in March 2024 as compared with March 2023. In March 2024 the airport served 964,073 passengers, a decrease of 3.1% when compared with the March 2023 passenger traffic count of 994,554.

Commercial aircraft operations in March 2024 of 8,112 increased 2.2% and commuter aircraft operations of 412 decreased 13.8% when compared with March 2023 levels.

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Total aircraft operations increased in March 2024 as compared with the same month in 2023. In March 2024, there were 24,690 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 16.9% increase compared to 21,118 total aircraft operations in March 2023.

General aviation activity of 16,122 accounted for 65.3% of the total aircraft operations during March 2024 and increased 27.3% when compared with March 2023.

The top three airlines in March 2024 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (293,040), American Airlines (173,649) and United Airlines (145,222).


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