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August 9, 2011

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS DECEMBER 2008 STATISTICS (Revised)**

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in December 2008 as compared to December 2007. In December 2008, the Airport served 689,589 passengers, a decrease of 6.1% when compared to the December 2007 passenger traffic count of 734,534.

Commercial Carrier flight operations decreased 12.6%, while Commuter Carrier (air taxi) operations decreased 19.8% when compared to the same levels recorded in December 2007.

Total aircraft operations decreased in December 2008 as compared to the same month in 2007. In December 2008, there were 20,855 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a decrease of 18.9% when compared to 25,714 total aircraft operations in December 2007.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 64.0% of the total aircraft operations during December 2008, decreased 21.6% when compared to December 2007.

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 - December 2008 (Revised)**
  December
2008
December
2007
% Change YTD 2008 YTD 2007 % Change
Total passengers
689,589 734,534 -6.1% 8,989,603 9,979,699 -9.9%
Enplaned passengers
344,026 366,854 -6.2% 4,492,626 4,989,018 -9.9%
Deplaned passengers
345,563 367,680 -6.0% 4,496,977 4,990,681 -9.9%
Air Cargo Tons*
1,170 1,971 -40.6% 17,383 22,330 -22.2%
Tower Operations
20,855 25,714 -18.9% 300,843 331,452 -9.2%
General Aviation Operations
13,344 17,021 -21.6% 205,902 225,938 -8.9%
Air Carrier Operations
6,561 7,505 -12.6% 84,090 91,368 -8.0%
Air Taxi Operations
946 1,180 -19.8% 10,786 14,023 -23.1%
Military Operations
4 8 -50.0% 65 123 -47.2%
*

All-Cargo Carriers: 1,095.72 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 74.45 tons

(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for November 2008)

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