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Passenger traffic at JWA remains flat in May

Number increases just 0.04 percent, compared to the same time last year.

By Kristen SchottPublished: June 17, 2010 01:35 PM

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Passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport remained relatively flat in May, compared to the same time last year. The number rose only 0.04 percent in the period, with 739,421 travelers passing through the gates. Though small, the uptick marks the 10th straight month of year-over-year increases at the airport.

However, traffic declined from April, when 745,302 individuals were served at the local destination.

Numbers have fluctuated steadily between April and May over the last three years, according to airport spokeswoman Jenny Wedge.

"There are so many variables of what could contribute to these changes," said Wedge, including the downturn in the economy, which has led many individuals to cut back on traveling.

Meanwhile, commuter, commercial and total aircraft operations fell in May, compared to the same time last year.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 60 percent of the total aircraft operations in May, increased 0.8 percent, compared to 2009.

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