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December 27, 2016

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS SEPTEMBER 2016 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in September 2016 as compared with September 2015. In September 2016, the Airport served 867,073 passengers, an increase of 5.2% when compared with the September 2015 passenger traffic count of 824,125. 

In September 2016, commercial aircraft operations increased 12.4% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 66.8% when compared with September 2015 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in September 2016 as compared with the same month in 2015. In September 2016, there were 24,128 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), an 8.3% increase compared to 22,278 total aircraft operations in September 2015.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 67.8% of the total aircraft operations during September 2016, increased 8.3% when compared with September 2015.

The top three airlines in September 2016 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (384,248), American Airlines (134,661) and United Airlines (114,750).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - September 2016
  September
2016
September
2015
% Change Year-to-Date
2016
Year-to-Date
2015
% Change
Total Passengers 867,073 824,125 5.2% 7,822,822 7,434,253 5.2%
Enplaned Passengers 433,431 410,610 5.6% 3,912,146 3,714,491 5.3%
Deplaned Passengers 433,642 413,515 4.9% 3,910,676 3,719,762 5.1%
Total Aircraft Operations 24,128 22,278 8.3% 217,925 193,454 12.6%
General Aviation 16,347 15,094 8.3% 148,203 130,098 13.9%
Commercial 7,649 6,803 12.4% 68,289 59,997 13.8%
Commuter1 103 310 -66.8% 1,004 2,696 -62.8%
Military 29 71 -59.2% 429 663 -35.3%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,434 1,365 5.1% 13,746 13,116 4.8%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  September
2016
September
2015
% Change Year-to-Date
2016
Year-to-Date
2015
% Change
Total Passengers 22,594 17,998 25.5% 264,248 208,797 26.6%
Enplaned Passengers 11,326 8,725 29.8% 126,202 103,943 21.4%
Deplaned Passengers 11,268 9,273 21.5% 138,046 104,854 31.7%
Total Aircraft Operations 314 240 30.8% 2,992 2,133 40.3%
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:  1,318.5 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  115.3 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for August 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.