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Overall December passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport grew 7.3% from the year-ago period to 789,342.

The airport’s top airline by passengers served was Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary AirTran Airways, serving a combined 332,333.

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United Airlines was the next busiest with 138,524 passengers served followed by American Airlines with 90,754.

International traffic, which includes some service to Mexico and Canada, was up 3.1% to 34,262.

Meantime, air cargo fell 1.9% to 1.46 tons.