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August 9, 2011

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS OCTOBER STATISTICS (Revised)**

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in October 2009 as compared to October 2008. In October 2009, the Airport served 769,373 passengers, an increase of 5.1% when compared to the October 2008 passenger traffic count of 731,985.

Commercial Carrier flight operations increased 4.8%, while Commuter Carrier (air taxi) operations decreased 13.4% when compared to the same levels recorded in October 2008.

Total aircraft operations increased in October 2009 as compared to the same month in October 2008. In October 2009, there were 25,213 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), an increase of 7.4% when compared to 23,485 total aircraft operations in October 2008.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 68% of the total aircraft operations during October 2009, increased 9.7% when compared to October 2008.

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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 - October 2009 (Revised)**
  October
2009
October
2008
% Change YTD 2009 YTD 2008 % Change
Total passengers 769,373 731,985 5.1% 7,270,691 7,650,528 -5.0%
Enplaned passengers 381,675 362,867 5.2% 3,624,492 3,822,628 -5.2%
Deplaned passengers 387,698 369,118 5.0% 3,646,199 3,827,900 -4.7%
Air Cargo Tons* 1,304 1,378 -5.4% 12,824 14,879 -13.8%
Tower Operations 25,213 23,485 7.4% 239,280 258,574 -7.5%
General Aviation Operations 17,199 15,675 9.7% 159,995 178,410 -10.3%
Air Carrier Operations 7,198 6,866 4.8% 69,539 71,187 -2.3%
Air Taxi Operations 814 940 -13.4% 9,674 8,921 8.4%
Military Operations 2 4 -50.0% 72 56 28.6%
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All-Cargo Carriers: 1,175 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 129 tons

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

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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