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April 21, 2016

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS MARCH 2016 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in March 2016 as compared with March 2015. In March 2016, the Airport served 907,005 passengers, an increase of 9.0% when compared with the March 2015 passenger traffic count of 832,213. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 12.4% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 60.8% when compared with March 2015 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in March 2016 as compared with the same month in 2015. In March 2016, there were 24,421 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 9.6% increase compared to 22,286 total aircraft operations in March 2015.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 68.7% of the total aircraft operations during March 2016, increased 10.0% when compared with March 2015.

The top three airlines in March 2016 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (446,452), American Airlines (138,869) and United Airlines (107,483).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - March 2016
*REVISED December 23, 2016*
  March
2016*
March
2015
% Change* Year-to-Date
2016*
Year-to-Date
2015
% Change*
Total Passengers 877,553 832,213 5.4% 2,430,665 2,277,819 6.7%
Enplaned Passengers 440,485 415,872 5.9% 1,215,415 1,136,980 6.9%
Deplaned Passengers 437,068 416,341 5.0% 1,215,250 1,140,839 6.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 24,421 22,286 9.6% 67,770 62,593 8.3%
General Aviation 16,771 15,242 10.0% 45,841 42,739 7.3%
Commercial 7,487 6,661 12.4% 21,409 18,727 14.3%
Commuter1 122 311 -60.8% 374 844 -55.7%
Military 41 72 -43.1% 146 283 -48.4%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,351 1,398 -3.4% 5,016 4,397 14.1%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  March
2016*
March
2015
% Change* Year-to-Date
2016*
Year-to-Date
2015
% Change*
Total Passengers 29,750 19,859 49.8% 78,571 53,387 47.2%
Enplaned Passengers 14,744 9,972 47.9% 37,076 26,541 39.7%
Deplaned Passengers 15,006 9,887 51.8% 41,495 26,846 54.6%
Total Aircraft Operations 355 194 83.0% 971 551 76.2%
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:  1,160 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 191 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for February 2016)

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 - March 2016
  March
2016
March
2015
% Change Year-to-Date
2016
Year-to-Date
2015
% Change
Total Passengers 907,005 832,213 9.0% 2,513,318 2,277,819 10.3%
Enplaned Passengers 455,126 415,872 9.4% 1,256,661 1,136,980 10.5%
Deplaned Passengers 451,879 416,341 8.5% 1,256,657 1,140,839 10.2%
Total Aircraft Operations 24,421 22,286 9.6% 67,770 62,593 8.3%
General Aviation 16,771 15,242 10.0% 45,841 42,739 7.3%
Commercial 7,487 6,661 12.4% 21,409 18,727 14.3%
Commuter1 122 311 -60.8% 374 844 -55.7%
Military 41 72 -43.1% 146 283 -48.4%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,351 1,398 -3.4% 5,016 4,397 14.1%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  March
2016
March
2015
% Change Year-to-Date
2016
Year-to-Date
2015
% Change
Total Passengers 38,779 19,859 95.3% 101,518 53,387 90.2%
Enplaned Passengers 20,034 9,972 100.9% 50,064 26,541 88.6%
Deplaned Passengers 18,745 9,887 89.6% 51,454 26,846 91.7%
Total Aircraft Operations 355 194 83.0% 971 551 76.2%
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:  1,160 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 191 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for February 2016)

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.