Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Orange County Airport decreased in May 2008 as compared to May 2007. The airport served 771,124 passengers in May 2008 a decrease of 11.9% when compared with the May 2007 passenger count of 875,576.
Commercial flight operations decreased 9.7% while regional carrier operations decreased 32.7% when compared with the same numbers for May 2007.
Total aircraft operations decreased in May 2008 as compared to May 2007. In May 2008 27,218 (take-offs and landings) were recoreded compared to May 2007 when 29,733 were recorded a decrease of 8.5%.
General aviation accounted for 71% of the total aircraft operations during May 2008 a decrease of 6.4% when compared to May 2007.
The above photo catches American Eagle ERJ140LR N807AE (145506) departing from Rwy 1L during north traffic operations sporting the carriers special "Make-A-Wish" livery. (Photo by Michael Carter)