Orange County International Airport Soars with Highs and Lows
- October 30, 2012
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As Hurricane Sandy‘s aftermath showed few flight cancellations at Orange County International Airport, arrivals and departures remained on schedule for the most part. United Airlines was the only carrier on record to cancel flights to and from Newark NJ. A single flight from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airpoot was among the four Newark flights canceled from JWA airport in the wake of the hurricane.
After the John Wayne Airport completed the Terminal C expansion in 2011, WestJet Airlines launched international flights departing to Canada. Thanks to Interjet offering daily flights to Mexico, the Orange County airport further authenticates its global status.
As Mexico’s 2nd largest airline, daily service will include flights to Guadalajara and Mexico City. This means the Orange County Airport passengers are among only three other cities with easy access to more than two dozen Mexican gateways.
JWA joins Miami, San Antonio, and New York with direct flights to Mexico City.
To promote the new flight schedule, Interjet is offering flights starting from $289 to Mexico City and Guadalajara.
Interjet is not the only airline at Orange County Airport, shuttling travelers between the United States and Mexico. When Southwest Airlines acquired AirTran, it also inherited flights departing for San Cabo Lucas and Mexico City.
The addition of Terminal C has made it possible for John Wayne International Airport to accommodate additional international flights.
Creating traffic snarls around the parameter of Orange County Airport for several months, the seismic retrofitting project is tentatively scheduled for completion in December 2012.
On a high note, United Airlines is continuing service between Orange County International Airport and Mammoth Lakes. So as long as it snows, boarders and skiers don’t have to travel hectic airports such as Los Angeles International Airport.