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John Wayne Airport enjoys record summer

August 29, 2007

John Wayne Airport served a record-setting number of passengers in June and July this year and expects to top its mark for August as well, spokeswoman Jenny Wedge said Tuesday.

More than 900,000 people took flights from the airport in June and 913,000 in July, with both numbers all-time records for John Wayne. The airport’s benchmark for August is 899,900 passengers in 2005, and Wedge said she expected to top that total as well.

The airport is in the midst of a renovation that would add a third terminal, six gates, 2,500 parking spaces and more security screening checkpoints. The renovation would allow the airport to serve 10.8 million passengers a year.

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— Michael Miller

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