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March 24, 2017

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS FEBRUARY 2017 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in February 2017 as compared with February 2016. In February 2017, the Airport served 711,010 passengers, a decrease of 7.5% when compared with the February 2016 passenger traffic count of 768,864. In February 2017, commercial aircraft operations decreased 7.9% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 64.6% when compared with February 2016 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in February 2017 as compared with the same month in 2016. In February 2017, there were 19,649 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), an 11.3% decrease compared to 22,152 total aircraft operations in February 2016.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 67.7% of the total aircraft operations during February 2017, decreased 12.3% when compared with February 2016.

The top three airlines in February 2017 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (296,901), American Airlines (112,906) and United Airlines (106,770).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - February 2017
  February
2017
February
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 711,010 768,864 -7.5% 1,504,784 1,553,112 -3.1%
Enplaned Passengers 354,479 383,608 -7.6% 748,914 774,930 -3.4%
Deplaned Passengers 356,531 385,256 -7.5% 755,870 778,182 -2.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 19,649 22,152 -11.3% 39,765 43,349 -8.3%
General Aviation 13,319 15,187 -12.3% 26,098 29,070 -10.2%
Commercial 6,247 6,782 -7.9% 13,496 13,922 -3.1%
Commuter1 46 130 -64.6% 100 252 -60.3%
Military 37 53 -30.2% 71 105 -32.4%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,355 1,499 -9.6% 3,367 3,665 -8.1%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  February
2017
February
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 16,593 23,323 -28.9% 36,157 48,821 -25.9%
Enplaned Passengers 8,205 10,772 -23.8% 17,092 22,332 -23.5%
Deplaned Passengers 8,388 12,551 -33.2% 19,065 26,489 -28.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 216 298 -27.5% 464 616 -24.7%
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:  1,145 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  210 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for January 2017)

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.