As American Airlines and United Airlines fine tune acquisitions and and new destinations, one major airline is quietly dominating the arrival and departure schedule at John Wayne International Airport. An analysis of the airlines flying in and out of the SNA airports illustrates a compelling flight pattern. From the Federal Administration of Aviation (FAA) to the flight statistics documented bi-monthly at John Wayne Airport, several trends show that Southwest Airlines maybe leading among the major airlines.
Since the completion of Terminal C of John Wayne International Airport, Southwest occupies a vast majority of the gates. For the residents of Orange County, reasonably priced airline tickets coupled by the convenience of flying out of SNA airport cedes making the trek to LAX. Although the airline known for its affable service and unassigned seats suggest that it will be adding new destinations, it shares Terminal C with Frontier airlines.