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March 9, 2017

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS JANUARY 2017 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in January 2017 as compared with January 2016. In January 2017, the Airport served 793,774 passengers, an increase of 1.2% when compared with the January 2016 passenger traffic count of 784,248.  

In January 2017, commercial aircraft operations increased 1.5% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 55.7% when compared with January 2016 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in January 2017 as compared with the same month in 2016. In January 2017, there were 20,116 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 5.1% decrease compared to 21,197 total aircraft operations in January 2016.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 63.5% of the total aircraft operations during January 2017, decreased 8.0% when compared with January 2016.

The top three airlines in January 2017 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (341,723), American Airlines (125,184) and United Airlines (118,609).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - January 2017
  January
2017
January
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 793,774 784,248 1.2% 793,774 784,248 1.2%
Enplaned Passengers 394,435 391,322 0.8% 394,435 391,322 0.8%
Deplaned Passengers 399,339 392,926 1.6% 399,339 392,926 1.6%
Total Aircraft Operations 20,116 21,197 -5.1% 20,116 21,197 -5.1%
General Aviation 12,779 13,883 -8.0% 12,779 13,883 -8.0%
Commercial 7,249 7,140 1.5% 7,249 7,140 1.5%
Commuter1 54 122 -55.7% 54 122 -55.7%
Military 34 52 -34.6% 34 52 -34.6%
Air Cargo Tons2 2,012 2,166 -7.1% 2,012 2,166 -7.1%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  January
2017
January
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 19,564 25,498 -23.3% 19,564 25,498 -23.3%
Enplaned Passengers 8,887 11,560 -23.1% 8,887 11,560 -23.1%
Deplaned Passengers 10,677 13,938 -23.4% 10,677 13,938 -23.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 248 318 -22.0% 248 318 -22.0%
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:  1,827 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  185 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for December 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.