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May 01, 2012

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS MARCH 2012 STATISTICS (Revised)**

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in March 2012 as compared to March 2011.  In March 2012, the Airport served 727,841 passengers, a decrease of 1.8% when compared to the March 2011 passenger traffic count of 741,489.

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 3.5%, while Commuter aircraft operations decreased 34.6% when compared to the levels recorded in March 2011.

Total aircraft operations decreased in March 2012 as compared to the same month in 2011. In March 2012, there were 21,661 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a decrease of 2% when compared to 22,104 total aircraft operations in March 2011.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 68% of the total aircraft operations during March 2012, decreased 0.9% when compared to March 2011.

About John Wayne Airport
John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves approximately nine million passengers annually, reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States and Canada and is served by eight commercial passenger airlines. More information can be found at www.ocair.com.

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John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - March 2012 (Revised)**
 
  March
2012
March
2011
% Change YTD 2012 YTD 2011 % Change
Total passengers 727,841 741,489 -1.8% 1,977,615 1,983,621 -0.3%
Enplaned passengers 361,713 367,688 -1.6% 983,651 985,491 -0.2%
Deplaned passengers 366,128 373,801 -2.1% 993,964 998,130 -0.4%
Air Cargo Tons* 1,338 1,114 20.1% 4,072 3,596 13.2%
Total Aircraft Operations 21,661 22,104 -2.0% 62,463 62,481 0.0%
General Aviation Operations 14,688 14,821 -0.9% 42,387 41,952 1.0%
Commercial Aircraft Operations 6,714 6,959 -3.5% 19,324 19,550 -1.2%
Commuter Aircraft Operations 202 309 -34.6% 636 953 -33.3%
Military Operations 57 15 280.0% 116 26 346.2%
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All-Cargo Carriers:  1,096 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  242 tons

(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for February 2012)

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JWA Monthly Statistics were revised to correct the reporting of total passenger levels for February 2012.  Year to date numbers for the period March 2012 to September 2012 have increased as a result.