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May 24, 2018

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS APRIL 2018 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in April 2018 as compared with April 2017. In April 2018, the Airport served 893,668 passengers, an increase of 5.0% when compared with the April 2017 passenger traffic count of 851,169. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 4.4% and commuter aircraft operations increased 12.0% when compared with April 2017 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in April 2018 as compared with the same month in 2017. In April 2018, there were 24,999 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 1.0% increase compared to 24,754 total aircraft operations in April 2017.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 69.3% of the total aircraft operations during April 2018, decreased 0.6% when compared with April 2017.

The top three airlines in April 2018 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (329,158), American Airlines (138,974) and United Airlines (138,374).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics April 2018
April
2018
April
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total passengers 893,668 851,169 5.0% 3,372,849 3,211,978 5.0%
Enplaned passengers 448,166 427,279 4.9% 1,685,304 1,602,506 5.2%
Deplaned passengers 445,502 423,890 5.1% 1,687,545 1,609,472 4.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 24,999 24,754 1.0% 98,807 90,117 9.6%
General Aviation 17,316 17,419 -0.6% 69,266 61,647 12.4%
Commercial 7,552 7,232 4.4% 29,087 28,098 3.5%
Commuter1 56 50 12.0% 193 212 -9.0%
Military 75 53 41.5% 261 160 63.1%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,731 1,664 4.0% 6,538 6,342 3.1%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
April
2018
April
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total Passengers 17,156 20,872 -17.8% 60,874 76,154 -20.1%
Enplaned passengers 8,620 10,470 -17.7% 30,392 37,297 -18.5%
Deplaned passengers 8,536 10,402 -17.9% 30,482 38,857 -21.6%
Total Aircraft Operations 171 223 -23.3% 651 926 -29.7%
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:  1,499.6 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  231.5 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for March 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.