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February 2, 2016

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS DECEMBER 2015 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in December 2015 as compared with December 2014. In December 2015, the Airport served 888,156 passengers, an increase of 10.5% when compared with the December 2014 passenger traffic count of 803,492. Total passenger traffic for 2015 was 10,180,258, reflecting an 8.5% increase over 2014, and setting a new record for passengers served in a year at John Wayne Airport.

Commercial aircraft operations increased 11.9% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 3.5% when compared with December 2014 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in December 2015 as compared with the same month in 2014. In December 2015, there were 21,970 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 16.8% increase compared to 18,806 total aircraft operations in December 2014.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 65.8% of the total aircraft operations during December 2015, increased 20.0% when compared with December 2014.

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - December 2015
*REVISED December 23, 2016*
  December
2015*
December
2014
% Change* Year-to-Date
2015*
Year-to-Date
2014
% Change*
Total Passengers 858,598 803,492 6.9% 10,038,466 9,386,033 7.0%
Enplaned Passengers 426,143 396,936 7.4% 5,011,857 4,681,292 7.1%
Deplaned Passengers 432,455 406,556 6.4% 5,026,609 4,704,741 6.8%
Total Aircraft Operations 21,970 18,806 16.8% 260,689 269,189 -3.2%
General Aviation 14,448 12,045 20.0% 174,989 187,137 -6.5%
Commercial 7,185 6,422 11.9% 81,288 77,615 4.7%
Commuter1 278 288 -3.5% 3,556 3,638 -2.3%
Military 59 51 15.7% 856 799 7.1%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,458 1,284 13.6% 17,679 17,127 3.2%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  December
2015*
December
2014
% Change* Year-to-Date
2015*
Year-to-Date
2014
% Change*
Total Passengers 28,842 20,652 39.7% 289,010 276,733 4.4%
Enplaned Passengers 14,263 10,822 31.8% 143,412 139,285 3.0%
Deplaned Passengers 14,579 9,830 48.3% 145,598 137,448 5.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 326 196 66.3% 3,053 2,705 12.9%
1

Aircraft used for regularly scheduled air service, configured with not more than seventy (70) seats, and operating at weights not more than ninety thousand (90,000) pounds.

2

All-Cargo Carriers: 1,259 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 199 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for November 2015)

3

Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.

*

The 2015 and 2016 passenger totals have been revised to reflect a correction to commercial passenger data from July 2015 through August 2016.

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - December 2015
*REVISED February 16, 2016*
  December
2015
December
2014
% Change Year-to-Date
2015
Year-to-Date
2014
% Change
Total Passengers 888,156 803,492 10.5% 10,180,258 9,386,033 8.5%
Enplaned Passengers 440,822 396,936 11.1% 5,082,461 4,681,292 8.6%
Deplaned Passengers 447,334 406,556 10.0% 5,097,797 4,704,741 8.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 21,970 18,806 16.8% 260,689 269,189 -3.2%
General Aviation 14,448 12,045 20.0% 174,989 187,137 -6.5%
Commercial 7,185 6,422 11.9% 81,288 77,615 4.7%
Commuter1 278 288 -3.5% 3,556 3,638 -2.3%
Military 59 51 15.7% 856 799 7.1%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,458 1,284 13.6% 17,679 17,127 3.2%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  December
2015
December
2014
% Change Year-to-Date
2015
Year-to-Date
2014
% Change
Total Passengers 36,026 20,652 74.4% 324,229 276,733 17.2%
Enplaned Passengers 18,680 10,822 72.6% 164,164 139,285 17.9%
Deplaned Passengers 17,346 9,830 76.5% 160,065 137,448 16.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 326 196 66.3% 3,053 2,705 12.9%
1

Aircraft used for regularly scheduled air service, configured with not more than seventy (70) seats, and operating at weights not more than ninety thousand (90,000) pounds.

2

All-Cargo Carriers: 1,259 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 199 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for November 2015)

3

Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.

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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 more than 10 million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. More information can be found at www.ocair.com. Like us on facebook.com/johnwayneairport, or follow us on Twitter @johnwayneair and Instagram @johnwayneair.