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March 2, 2018

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS JANUARY 2018 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in January 2018 as compared with January 2017. In January 2018, the Airport served 817,258 passengers, an increase of 3.0% when compared with the January 2017 passenger traffic count of 793,774. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 1.1% and commuter aircraft operations increased 5.6% when compared with January 2017 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in January 2018 as compared with the same month in 2017. In January 2018, there were 25,041 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 24.5% increase compared to 20,116 total aircraft operations in January 2017.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 70.4% of the total aircraft operations during January 2018, increased 37.9% when compared with January 2017.

The top three airlines in January 2018 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (311,854), United Airlines (134,898) and American Airlines (127,165).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - January 2018
January
2018
January
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total passengers 817,258 793,774 3.0% 817,258 793,774 3.0%
Enplaned passengers 407,744 394,435 3.4% 407,744 394,435 3.4%
Deplaned passengers 409,514 399,339 2.5% 409,514 399,339 2.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 25,041 20,116 24.5% 25,041 20,116 24.5%
General Aviation 17,620 12,779 37.9% 17,620 12,779 37.9%
Commercial 7,326 7,249 1.1% 7,326 7,249 1.1%
Commuter1 57 54 5.6% 57 54 5.6%
Military 38 34 11.8% 38 34 11.8%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,799 2,012 -10.6% 1,799 2,012 -10.6%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
January
2018
January
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total Passengers 14,835 19,564 -24.2% 14,835 19,564 -24.2%
Enplaned passengers 7,088 8,887 -20.2% 7,088 8,887 -20.2%
Deplaned passengers 7,747 10,677 -27.4% 7,747 10,677 -27.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 161 248 -35.1% 161 248 -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:  1,580 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  219 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for December 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.