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May 24, 2017

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS APRIL 2017 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in April 2017 as compared with April 2016. In April 2017, the Airport served 851,169 passengers, a decrease of 1.2% when compared with the April 2016 passenger traffic count of 861,164.

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 1.8% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 55.0% when compared with April 2016 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in April 2017 as compared with the same month in 2016. In April 2017, there were 24,754 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 2.2% increase compared to 24,219 total aircraft operations in April 2016.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 70.3% of the total aircraft operations during April 2017, increased 4.4% when compared with April 2016.

The top three airlines in April 2017 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (350,810), American Airlines (147,233) and United Airlines (125,448).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - April 2017
  April
2017
April
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 851,169 861,164 -1.2% 3,211,978 3,291,829 -2.4%
Enplaned Passengers 427,279 430,440 -0.7% 1,602,506 1,645,855 -2.6%
Deplaned Passengers 423,890 430,724 -1.6% 1,609,472 1,645,974 -2.2%
Total Aircraft Operations 24,754 24,219 2.2% 90,117 91,989 -2.0%
General Aviation 17,419 16,683 4.4% 61,647 62,524 -1.4%
Commercial 7,232 7,368 -1.8% 28,098 28,777 -2.4%
Commuter1 50 111 -55.0% 212 485 -56.3%
Military 53 57 -7.0% 160 203 -21.2%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,664 1,729 -3.8% 6,342 6,745 -6.0%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  April
2017
April
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 20,872 30,775 -32.2% 76,154 109,346 -30.4%
Enplaned Passengers 10,470 14,064 -25.6% 37,297 51,140 -27.1%
Deplaned Passengers 10,402 16,711 -37.8% 38,857 58,206 -33.2%
Total Aircraft Operations 223 362 -38.4% 926 1,333 -30.5%
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:  1381.5 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  282.4 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for March 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.