Orange County Business Journal

July JWA Passenger Traffic Rises

Kari Hamanaka Tuesday, August 27, 2013

July passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport totaled 834,328, up 2.2% from a year earlier.

Southwest Airlines and its AirTran Airlines subsidiary served the most passengers during the month (329,914). That was followed by United Airlines (141,082) and American Airlines (141,082).

International traffic at the airport increased 54.2% during the month to 44,659.

That counts AirTran’s service to Mexico, which began last June. Service to Mexico through Interjet did not launch until October of last year.

Air cargo traffic for the month fell 7.5% to 1,450 tons. Cargo traffic is still up for the year at the airport by 1.9% to 10,265 tons.