Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in May 2009 as compared to May 2008. In May 2009, the Airport served 739,093 passengers, a decrease of 4.2% when compared to the May 2008 passenger traffic count of 771,124.
Commercial Carrier flight operations increased 1.4%, while Commuter Carrier (air taxi) operations increased 23.3% when compared to the same levels recorded in May 2008.
Total aircraft operations decreased in May 2009 as compared to the same month in 2008. In May 2009, there were 19,129 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a decrease of 29.7% when compared to 27,218 total aircraft operations in May 2008.
General aviation activity, which accounted for 56.7% of the total aircraft operations during May 2009, showed a decreased of 43.6% when compared to May 2008.