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January 12, 2017

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS OCTOBER 2016 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in October 2016 as compared with October 2015. In October 2016, the Airport served 918,116 passengers, an increase of 3.0% when compared with the October 2015 passenger traffic count of 891,073. 

In October 2016, commercial aircraft operations increased 10.2% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 72.9% when compared with October 2015 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in October 2016 as compared with the same month in 2015. In October 2016, there were 23,128 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 1.1% increase compared to 22,874 total aircraft operations in October 2015.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 65.4% of the total aircraft operations during October 2016, decreased 1.9% when compared with October 2015.

The top three airlines in October 2016 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (415,561), American Airlines (142,838) and United Airlines (120,416).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - October 2016
  October
2016
October
2015
% Change Year-to-Date
2016
Year-to-Date
2015
% Change
Total Passengers 918,116 891,073 3.0% 8,740,938 8,325,326 5.0%
Enplaned Passengers 456,416 445,009 2.6% 4,368,562 4,159,500 5.0%
Deplaned Passengers 461,700 446,064 3.5% 4,372,376 4,165,826 5.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 23,128 22,874 1.1% 241,053 216,328 11.4%
General Aviation 15,121 15,410 -1.9% 163,324 145,508 12.2%
Commercial 7,856 7,126 10.2% 76,145 67,123 13.4%
Commuter1 81 299 -72.9% 1,085 2,995 -63.8%
Military 70 39 79.5% 499 702 -28.9%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,451 1,509 -3.8% 15,197 14,625 3.9%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  October
2016
October
2015
% Change Year-to-Date
2016
Year-to-Date
2015
% Change
Total Passengers 29,659 23,896 24.1% 293,907 232,693 26.3%
Enplaned Passengers 14,530 11,876 22.3% 140,732 115,819 21.5%
Deplaned Passengers 15,129 12,020 25.9% 153,175 116,874 31.1%
Total Aircraft Operations 331 282 17.4% 3,323 2,415 37.6%
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:  1,324 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  127 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for September 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.