John Wayne Airport Posts October 2018 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in October 2018 as compared with October 2017. In October 2018, the Airport served 907,191 passengers, a decrease of 2.5% when compared with the October 2017 passenger traffic count of 930,911. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 1.4% and commuter aircraft operations increased 331.0% when compared with October 2017 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in October 2018 as compared with the same month in 2017. In October 2018, there were 26,926 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 5.7% increase compared to 25,466 total aircraft operations in October 2017.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 69.1% of the total aircraft operations during October 2018, increased 7.7% when compared with October 2017.

The top three airlines in October 2018 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (304,995), United Airlines (146,262) and American Airlines (143,571).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - October 2018

  October 2018 October 2017 % Change Year-To-Date 2018 Year-To-Date 2017 % Change
Total passengers 907,191 930,911 -2.5% 8,985,510 8,631,132 4.1%
     Enplaned passengers 451,311 462,227 -2.4% 4,486,302 4,308,389 4.1%
     Deplaned passengers 455,880 468,684 -2.7% 4,499,208 4,322,743 4.1%
Total Aircraft Operations 26,926 25,466 5.7% 266,022 245,294 8.5%
     General Aviation 18,607 17,283 7.7% 187,222 169,474 10.5%
     Commercial 7,989 8,106 -1.4% 76,792 74,887 2.5%
     Commuter 1 250 58 331.0% 1,256 532 136.1%
     Military 80 19 321.1% 752 401 87.5%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,544 1,582 -2.4% 16,236 15,722 3.3%
             
             
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  October 2018 October 2017 % Change Year-To-Date 2018 Year-To-Date 2017 % Change
Total Passengers 16,854 17,743 -5.0% 175,349 187,632 -6.5%
     Enplaned passengers 8,343 8,704 -4.1% 87,774 91,942 -4.5%
     Deplaned passengers 8,511 9,039 -5.8% 87,575 95,690 -8.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 166 185 -10.3% 1,740 2,027 -14.2%    
  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:
    1,327 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    217 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    September 2018
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.