Let me be the first one to give kudos to Donald Nyre for finally writing a letter without his tired old trademark mention of "turn on the lights" at El Toro ("Mailbag: More JWA passengers not wanted," Aug. 27). Also, kudos to Nyre for finally realizing what most of the county has known all along: we never did and never will need additional airport capacity.
He affirmed this by saying, "Next year's capacity limit of 10.8 million annual passengers is not expected to be reached until 2022, according to the FAA's latest Terminal Area Forecast for John Wayne Airport."
Had El Toro been built, it would be a huge money loser as a mere 10.8 million passengers transferred a mere seven miles down the road would not generate sufficient revenue to offset the billions required in start up and operational costs. Not to mention all the millions already spent on improvements to John Wayne Airport, such as Terminal C and other feathers in the cap.