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June 21, 2017

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS MAY 2017 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in May 2017 as compared with May 2016. In May 2017, the Airport served 878,901 passengers, a decrease of 4.6% when compared with the May 2016 passenger traffic count of 921,233.

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 3.7% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 37.1% when compared with May 2016 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in May 2017 as compared with the same month in 2016. In May 2017, there were 27,769 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 12.4% increase compared to 24,710 total aircraft operations in May 2016.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 71.9% of the total aircraft operations during May 2017, increased 20.7% when compared with May 2016.

The top three airlines in May 2017 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (352,767), American Airlines (151,212) and United Airlines (135,464).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - May 2017
  May
2017
May
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 878,901 921,233 -4.6% 4,090,879 4,213,062 -2.9%
Enplaned Passengers 437,617 457,686 -4.4% 2,040,123 2,103,541 -3.0%
Deplaned Passengers 441,284 463,547 -4.8% 2,050,756 2,109,521 -2.8%
Total Aircraft Operations 27,769 24,710 12.4% 117,886 116,699 1.0%
General Aviation 19,975 16,546 20.7% 81,622 79,070 3.2%
Commercial 7,703 8,003 -3.7% 35,801 36,780 -2.7%
Commuter1 66 105 -37.1% 278 590 -52.9%
Military 25 56 -55.4% 185 259 -28.6%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,415 1,493 -5.2% 7,757 8,238 -5.8%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  May
2017
May
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 17,668 34,291 -48.5% 93,822 143,637 -34.7%
Enplaned Passengers 9,033 16,582 -45.5% 46,330 67,722 -31.6%
Deplaned Passengers 8,635 17,709 -51.2% 47,492 75,915 -37.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 185 380 -51.3% 1,111 1,713 -35.1%
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:  1175.6 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  238.9 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for April 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.