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JWA experiences a drop in passenger traffic

More than 734,500 travelers passed through through the gates last month, almost 5,000 fewer than in May 2010.

by victor jacobsPublished: June 17, 2011

Total passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport dropped by 0.6 percent last month, compared to the same time last year. A total of 734,671 flyers traveled through the airport in May, compared to 739,421 during the same month last year.

The airport, which is currently undergoing a major expansion project, also reported a slight drop in aircraft operations. A total of 17,872 aircraft took off and landed there last month, a 1.5 percent decrease from May 2010.

General aviation activity made up 61 percent of total aircraft operations last May and slid 0.9 percent from 2010. The airport oversaw four military operations last month, compared to two in May 2010.

The following statistics, released on Wednesday
by John Wayne Airport, are listed as follows:
May 2011 vs. May 2010 ...... Year-to-Year Percent Change
                                                     
Commercial Aircraft Operations:   6,737 vs. 6,875 ...... -2.0%

Commuter Aircraft Operations:
   291 vs. 338 ...... -13.9%

General Aviation Operations:  
10,840 vs. 10,938 ...... -0.9%

Military Operations:  
4 vs. 2 ...... 100.0%

Total Aircraft Operations:  
17,872 vs. 18,153 ...... -1.5%

Total passengers:  
734,671 vs. 739,421 ...... -0.6%

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