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August 9, 2011

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS MARCH 2009 STATISTICS (Revised)**

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in March 2009 as compared to March 2008. In March 2009, the Airport served 713,196 passengers, a decrease of 13.0% when compared to the March 2008 passenger traffic count of 819,638.

Commercial Carrier flight operations decreased 9.7%, while Commuter Carrier (air taxi) operations increased 6.6% when compared to the same levels recorded in March 2008.

Total aircraft operations decreased in March 2009 as compared to the same month in 2008. In March 2009, there were 24,126 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a decrease of 13.3% when compared to 27,821 total aircraft operations in March 2008.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 68.0% of the total aircraft operations during March 2009, decreased 15.6% when compared to March 2008.

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a self-supporting enterprise, owned and operated by the County of Orange, serves nearly nine million passengers annually and is governed by the five-member Orange County Board of Supervisors.

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John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - March 2009 (Revised)**
  March
2009
March
2008
% Change YTD 2009 YTD 2008 % Change
Total passengers
713,196 819,638 -13.0% 1,888,582 2,229,091 -15.3%
Enplaned passengers
355,758 408,656 -12.9% 937,751 1,109,639 -15.5%
Deplaned passengers
357,438 410,982 -13.0% 950,831 1,119,452 -15.1%
Air Cargo Tons*
1,103 1,546 -28.7% 3,682 5,140 -28.4%
Tower Operations
24,126 27,821 -13.3% 65,814 76,188 -13.6%
General Aviation Operations
16,314 19,332 -15.6% 43,562 51,352 -15.2%
Air Carrier Operations
6,825 7,559 -9.7% 19,536 22,112 -11.6%
Air Taxi Operations
983 922 6.6% 2,695 2,704 -0.3%
Military Operations
4 8 -50.0% 21 20 5.0%
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All-Cargo Carriers: 1,027 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 76 tons

(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for February 2009)

**

JWA Monthly Statistics were revised for the period July 2008 - May 2011 to correct a reporting omission for GA and Military Operations