Passenger levels at John Wayne Airport appear to have pulled out of a year-long nose dive, jumping 5.1% last month from the same time a year ago, according to new statistics released this week.
John Wayne served 769,373 passengers in October, up from 731,985, according to the latest numbers released by airport officials.
Passenger levels at John Wayne dropped nearly 10% in 2008 from 2007.
October marks the third straight month passenger levels have grown at the airport, after a year of declining numbers.
About 8.9 million passengers passed through John Wayne in 2008, compared with about 9.9 million in 2007, according to the statistics.