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February 27, 2017

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS DECEMBER 2016 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in December 2016 as compared with December 2015. In December 2016, the Airport served 870,956 passengers, an increase of 1.4% when compared with the December 2015 passenger traffic count of 858,598.  

In December 2016, commercial aircraft operations increased 5.8% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 76.3% when compared with December 2015 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in December 2016 as compared with the same month in 2015. In December 2016, there were 21,266 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 3.2% decrease compared to 21,970 total aircraft operations in December 2015.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 63.7% of the total aircraft operations during December 2016, decreased 6.2% when compared with December 2015.

The top three airlines in December 2016 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (407,668), American Airlines (132,933) and United Airlines (109,950).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - December 2016
  December
2016
December
2015
% Change Year-to-Date
2016
Year-to-Date
2015
% Change
Total Passengers 870,956 858,598 1.4% 10,496,511 10,038,466 4.6%
Enplaned Passengers 434,400 426,143 1.9% 5,243,852 5,011,857 4.6%
Deplaned Passengers 436,556 432,455 0.9% 5,252,659 5,026,609 4.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 21,266 21,970 -3.2% 284,246 260,689 9.0%
General Aviation 13,554 14,448 -6.2% 191,159 174,989 9.2%
Commercial 7,605 7,185 5.8% 91,279 81,288 12.3%
Commuter1 66 278 -76.3% 1,243 3,556 -65.0%
Military 41 59 -30.5% 565 856 -34.0%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,494 1,458 2.5% 18,109 17,679 2.4%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  December
2016
December
2015
% Change Year-to-Date
2016
Year-to-Date
2015
% Change
Total Passengers 27,720 28,842 -3.9% 351,162 289,010 21.5%
Enplaned Passengers 15,358 14,263 7.7% 170,821 143,412 19.1%
Deplaned Passengers 12,362 14,579 -15.2% 180,341 145,598 23.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 313 326 -4.0% 3,937 3,053 29.0%
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:  1,374 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  120 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for November 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.