John Wayne Airport said passenger volume was up 12.4% and commercial flights rose 7% in October over the same period last year.
The airport saw 100,000 additional passengers year over year, or 913,000, up from 813,000 in October 2014. There were 3,563 flights, up from 3,328 flights last October.
The international passenger count more than doubled year over year from about 14,750 to about 30,150, and flights to international destinations soared 79% from 79 to 141.
Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines added several routes from JWA to Mexico this year.
The three busiest airlines in October at the airport were Southwest, with about 430,000 passengers; United Airlines with about 141,000; and American Airlines with about 126,000; Together these carried 76% of the passenger traffic at JWA in October.
Each of the closely watched categories—passengers and domestic and international commercial flights—are up between 4% and about 8% this year, and the airport is on track to serve about 10 million total passengers for the year.