John Wayne Airport Posts November 2018 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in November 2018 as compared with November 2017. In November 2018, the Airport served 850,458 passengers, a decrease of 4.8% when compared with the November 2017 passenger traffic count of 892,995. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 1.3% and commuter aircraft operations increased 478.9% when compared with October 2017 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in November 2018 as compared with the same month in 2017. In November 2018, there were 26,182 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 5.7% increase compared to 24,763 total aircraft operations in November 2017.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 70.3% of the total aircraft operations during November 2018, increased 7.8% when compared with November 2017.

The top three airlines in November 2018 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (274,847), United Airlines (139,466) and American Airlines (135,678).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - November 2018

  November 2018 November 2017 % Change Year-To-Date 2018 Year-To-Date 2017 % Change
Total passengers 850,458 892,995 -4.8% 9,835,968 9,524,127 3.3%
     Enplaned passengers 421,291 443,049 -4.9% 4,907,593 4,751,438 3.3%
     Deplaned passengers 429,167 449,946 -4.6% 4,928,375 4,772,689 3.3%
Total Aircraft Operations 26,182 24,763 5.7% 292,204 270,057 8.2%
     General Aviation 18,413 17,087 7.8% 205,635 186,561 10.2%
     Commercial 7,499 7,596 -1.3% 84,291 82,483 2.2%
     Commuter 1 220 38 478.9% 1,476 570 158.9%
     Military 50 42 19.0% 802 443 81.0%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,721 1,588 8.4% 17,957 17,310 3.7%
             
             
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  November 2018 November 2017 % Change Year-To-Date 2018 Year-To-Date 2017 % Change
Total Passengers 17,735 16,632 6.6% 193,084 204,264 -5.5%
     Enplaned passengers 8,996 8,111 10.9% 96,770 100,053 -3.3%
     Deplaned passengers 8,739 8,521 2.6% 96,314 104,211 -7.6%
Total Aircraft Operations 172 167 3.0% 1,912 2,194 -12.9%    
  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:
    1,491 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    230 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    October 2018
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.