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December 1, 2017

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS OCTOBER 2017 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in October 2017 as compared with October 2016. In October 2017, the Airport served 930,911 passengers, an increase of 1.4% when compared with the October 2016 passenger traffic count of 918,116. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 3.2% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 28.4% when compared with October 2016 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in October 2017 as compared with the same month in 2016. In October 2017, there were 25,466 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 10.1% increase compared to 23,128 total aircraft operations in October 2016.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 67.8% of the total aircraft operations during October 2017, increased 14.3% when compared with October 2016.

The top three airlines in October 2017 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (369,960), American Airlines (150,251) and United Airlines (140,345).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - October 2017
  October
2017
October
2016
% Change Year-To-Date
2017
Year-To-Date
2016
% Change
Total passengers 930,911 918,116 1.4% 8,631,132 8,740,938 -1.3%
Enplaned passengers 462,227 456,416 1.3% 4,308,389 4,368,562 -1.4%
Deplaned passengers 468,684 461,700 1.5% 4,322,743 4,372,376 -1.1%
Total Aircraft Operations 25,466 23,128 10.1% 245,294 241,053 1.8%
General Aviation 17,283 15,121 14.3% 169,474 163,324 3.8%
Commercial 8,106 7,856 3.2% 74,887 76,145 -1.7%
Commuter 1 58 81 -28.4% 532 1,085 -51.0%
Military 19 70 -72.9% 401 499 -19.6%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,582 1,451 9.0% 15,722 15,197 3.5%

International Statistics3
(included in totals above)
  October
2017
October
2016
% Change Year-To-Date
2017
Year-To-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 17,743 29,659 -40.2% 187,632 293,907 -36.2%
Enplaned passengers 8,704 14,530 -40.1% 91,942 140,732 -34.7%
Deplaned passengers 9,039 15,129 -40.3% 95,690 153,175 -37.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 185 331 -44.1% 2,027 3,323 -39.0%
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:  1,420 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  162 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for September 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.