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November 9, 2017

John Wayne Airport Posts September 2017 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in September 2017 as compared with September 2016.  In September 2017, the Airport served 853,545 passengers, a decrease of 1.6% when compared with the September 2016 passenger traffic count of 867,073. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 0.1% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 43.7% when compared with September 2016 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in September 2017 as compared with the same month in 2016.  In September 2017, there were 24,550 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 1.7% increase compared to 24,128 total aircraft operations in September 2016.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 68.4% of the total aircraft operations during September 2017, increased 2.7% when compared with September 2016.

The top three airlines in September 2017 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (345,252), American Airlines (135,008) and United Airlines (119,982).

 

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - September 2017
  September
2017
September
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total passengers 853,545 867,073 -1.6% 7,700,221 7,822,822 -1.6%
Enplaned passengers 425,670 433,431 -1.8% 3,846,162 3,912,146 -1.7%
Deplaned passengers 427,875 433,642 -1.3% 3,854,059 3,910,676 -1.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 24,550 24,128 1.7% 219,828 217,925 0.9%
General Aviation 16,796 16,347 2.7% 152,191 148,203 2.7%
Commercial 7,660 7,649 0.1% 66,781 68,289 -2.2%
Commuter 1 58 103 -43.7% 474 1,004 -52.8%
Military 36 29 24.1% 382 429 -11.0%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,644 1,434 14.6% 14,140 13,746 2.9%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  September
2017
September
2016
% Change Year-to-Date
2017
Year-to-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 14,264 22,594 -36.9% 169,889 264,248 -35.7%
Enplaned passengers 7,077 11,326 -37.5% 83,238 126,202 -34.0%
Deplaned passengers 7,187 11,268 -36.2% 86,651 138,046 -37.2%
Total Aircraft Operations 178 314 -43.3% 1,842 2,992 -38.4%
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:  1,407 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  237 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for August 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.