American Airlines Shows Low Numbers at John Wayne Airport
- October 10, 2012
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While more than 300 flights have been grounded due to the Allied Pilot Association along with seats, which have come unhinged in flight, only a few of departing flights from John Wayne Airport were affected.
Some financial analysts speculate that once American Airlines’ strike debacle settles, the company’s latest gains could by hobbled by passenger dissatisfaction. Even as operations are back on track, American Airlines’s pilots continue to wait for a judge to determine the terms of the new labor agreement. (Reuters)
Of the 10 American Airlines, departing from John Wayne Airport, six fly non-stop to Dallas, Fort Worth. Fortunately, cancellations have not really impacted operations at SNA Airport. Two flights to Chicago, Miami, Hartford account for the other four direct American flights, departing from SNA Airport.
In contrast. Southwest Airlines and United illustrate a steady schedule of direct flights from the Orange County hub. This past July 2012, major low cost airlines were reporting a 3.5 percent gain in full-time employees FTEs, from July 2011.
Compared to July 2008, Virgin Airlines FTE has skyrocketed by 104.3 percent. Frontier was the only in its class to reduce employment. Meanwhile, Southwest Airlines, which has 52-flights from John Wayne Airport, surged 8 percent in FTEs.
In the tweeting words of Jane Finette, an entrepreneur and philanthropist of “Mentor for Good” “…arriving at John Wayne (Orange County) airport makes me smile! “Get off your horse and drink your milk!” Yee-haw 😉
Other SNA Airport News
Airline employment and cancellations are not the only activities transpiring at the SNA Airport. Seismic road construction continues to wreak havoc on traffic flow surround JWA. As a result several passengers are advised to allow a little more time to get to the airport. The construction is due for completion in December 2012.