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March 28, 2018

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS FEBRUARY 2018 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in February 2018 as compared with February 2017. In February 2018, the Airport served 763,505 passengers, an increase of 7.4% when compared with the February 2017 passenger traffic count of 711,010. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 5.6% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 34.8% when compared with February 2017 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in February 2018 as compared with the same month in 2017. In February 2018, there were 23,348 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 18.8% increase compared to 19,649 total aircraft operations in February 2017.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 71.5% of the total aircraft operations during February 2018, increased 25.3% when compared with February 2017.

The top three airlines in February 2018 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (275,908), United Airlines (121,920) and American Airlines (118,988).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics February 2018
February
2018
February
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total passengers 763,505 711,010 7.4% 1,580,763 1,504,784 5.0%
Enplaned passengers 379,114 354,479 6.9% 786,858 748,914 5.1%
Deplaned passengers 384,391 356,531 7.8% 793,905 755,870 5.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 23,348 19,649 18.8% 48,389 39,765 21.7%
General Aviation 16,693 13,319 25.3% 34,313 26,098 31.5%
Commercial 6,596 6,247 5.6% 13,922 13,496 3.2%
Commuter1 30 46 -34.8% 87 100 -13.0%
Military 29 37 -21.6% 67 71 -5.6%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,578 1,355 16.5% 3,377 3,367 0.3%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
February
2018
February
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total Passengers 12,665 16,593 -23.7% 27,500 36,157 -23.9%
Enplaned passengers 6,324 8,205 -22.9% 13,412 17,092 -21.5%
Deplaned passengers 6,341 8,388 -24.4% 14,088 19,065 -26.1%
Total Aircraft Operations 144 216 -33.3% 305 464 -34.3%
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:  1,369 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  209 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for January 2018)

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.