The variety of passengers flying out and in of John Wayne Airport dropped by two-thirds year-over-year for March, airport officers introduced Tuesday, April 21.
In March, the airport served 337,981 passengers, a lower of 63.4% when in comparison with the March 2019. Final 12 months, 923,403 passengers handed by means of the Orange County airport.
From March 21 to April 4, as stay-at-home orders went into place, passenger quantity was down by practically 96%, airport spokeswoman Deanne Thompson not too long ago stated.
Southwest Airways served 111,365 passengers, American Airways transported 61,774 vacationers and United Airways shuttled 53,102 folks; that they had essentially the most enterprise for the month.
The airport continues to serve 18 nonstop locations to cities together with Phoenix, Chicago and Seattle.
The entire variety of planes – consists of varied sizes – taking off and touchdown on the airport in March had been 17,020, a 34.8% drop from 2019’s air visitors.
The airport is ready to obtain $44.9 million in federal support from the not too long ago created Coronavirus Assist, Reduction and Financial Safety Act Airport Grant Program.
Airport officers are doing their greatest to maintain the ability secure for vacationers throughout the coronavirus quarantine, Thompson not too long ago stated.
“The airport has elevated the frequency of floor cleansing and disinfecting within the terminals and in all areas the place there are high-touch surfaces corresponding to restrooms, handles, seats and TSA screening checkpoints,” she stated. “A restricted variety of meals and beverage and retail concessions stay open in every of the three terminals.”