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September 21, 2017

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS AUGUST 2017 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in August 2017 as compared with August 2016. In August 2017, the Airport served 934,515 passengers, a decrease of 0.2% when compared with the August 2016 passenger traffic count of 936,059.

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 3.3% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 55.3% when compared with August 2016 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in August 2017 as compared with the same month in 2016. In August 2017, there were 26,250 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 1.4% decrease compared to 26,632 total aircraft operations in August 2016.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 69.3% of the total aircraft operations during August 2017, decreased 0.5% when compared with August 2016.

The top three airlines in August 2017 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (352,813), American Airlines (159,704) and United Airlines (142,970).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - August 2017
  August
2017
August
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total passengers 934,515 936,059 -0.2% 6,846,676 6,955,749 -1.6%
Enplaned passengers 469,509 470,969 -0.3% 3,420,492 3,478,715 -1.7%
Deplaned passengers 465,006 465,090 0.0% 3,426,184 3,477,034 -1.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 26,250 26,632 -1.4% 195,278 193,797 0.8%
General Aviation 18,199 18,290 -0.5% 135,395 131,856 2.7%
Commercial 7,925 8,195 -3.3% 59,121 60,640 -2.5%
Commuter 1 46 103 -55.3% 416 901 -53.8%
Military 80 44 81.8% 346 400 -13.5%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,525 1,334 14.3% 12,496 12,312 1.5%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  August
2017
August
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 20,259 31,744 -36.2% 155,625 241,654 -35.6%
Enplaned passengers 9,450 14,620 -35.4% 76,161 114,876 -33.7%
Deplaned passengers 10,809 17,124 -36.9% 79,464 126,778 -37.3%
Total Aircraft Operations 182 324 -43.8% 1,664 2,678 -37.9%
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:  1299 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  226 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for July 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.