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

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport (JWA) increased in January 2024 as compared with January 2023. In January 2024, the airport served 884,884 passengers, an increase of 0.4% when compared with the January 2023 passenger traffic count of 881,049.

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Commercial aircraft operations in January 2024 of 7,686 increased 0.4% and commuter aircraft operations of 412 decreased 14.5% when compared with January 2023 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in January 2024 as compared with the same month in 2023. In January 2024, there were 24,587 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 20.4% increase compared to 20,413 total aircraft operations in January 2023.

General aviation activity of 16,472 accounted for 66.9% of the total aircraft operations during January 2024 and increased 34.4% when compared with January 2023.

The top three airlines in January 2024 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (280,796), American Airlines (149,607) and United Airlines (135,022).


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