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April 25, 2017

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS MARCH 2017 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in March 2017 as compared with March 2016.  In March 2017, the Airport served 856,025 passengers, a decrease of 2.5% when compared with the March 2016 passenger traffic count of 877,553.

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 1.6% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 49.2% when compared with March 2016 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in March 2017 as compared with the same month in 2016.  In March 2017, there were 25,598 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 4.8% increase compared to 24,421 total aircraft operations in March 2016.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 70.8% of the total aircraft operations during March 2017, increased 8.1% when compared with March 2016.

The top three airlines in March 2017 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (351,120), American Airlines (149,193) and United Airlines (127,829).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - March 2017
  March
2017
March
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 856,025 877,553 -2.5% 2,360,809 2,430,665 -2.9%
Enplaned Passengers 426,313 440,485 -3.2% 1,175,227 1,215,415 -3.3%
Deplaned Passengers 429,712 437,068 -1.7% 1,185,582 1,215,250 -2.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 25,598 24,421 4.8% 65,363 67,770 -3.6%
General Aviation 18,130 16,771 8.1% 44,228 45,841 -3.5%
Commercial 7,370 7,487 -1.6% 20,866 21,409 -2.5%
Commuter1 62 122 -49.2% 162 374 -56.7%
Military 36 41 -12.2% 107 146 -26.7%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,311 1,351 -3.0% 4,678 5,016 -6.7%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  March
2017
March
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 19,125 29,750 -35.7% 55,282 78,571 -29.6%
Enplaned Passengers 9,735 14,744 -34.0% 26,827 37,076 -27.6%
Deplaned Passengers 9,390 15,006 -37.4% 28,455 41,495 -31.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 239 355 -32.7% 703 971 -27.6%
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:  1,072.1 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  238.4 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for February 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.