John Wayne Airport Posts December 2020 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in December 2020 as compared with December 2019. In December 2020, the Airport served 231,033 passengers, a decrease of 74.1% when compared with the December 2019 passenger traffic count of 891,492. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 49.1% and commuter aircraft operations increased 12.9% when compared with December 2019 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in December 2020 as compared with the same month in 2019. In December 2020, there were 18,061 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 12.8% decrease compared to 20,718 total aircraft operations in December 2019.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 76.1% of the total aircraft operations during December 2020, increased 8.0% when compared with December 2019.

The top three airlines in December 2020 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (86,094), American Airlines (45,239) and United Airlines (32,277).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - December 2020
  December 2020 December 2019 % Change Year-To-Date 2020 Year-To-Date 2019 % Change
Total passengers 231,033 891,492 -74.1% 3,794,850 10,656,986 -64.4%
     Enplaned passengers 115,738 440,669 -73.7% 1,893,027 5,318,287 -64.4%
     Deplaned passengers 115,295 450,823 -74.4% 1,901,823 5,338,699 -64.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 18,061 20,718 -12.8% 238,340 301,098 -20.8%
     General Aviation 13,745 12,731 8.0% 186,189 204,680 -9.0%
     Commercial 3,837 7,544 -49.1% 46,370 90,074 -48.5%
     Commuter 1 464 411 12.9% 5,250 5,360 -2.1%
     Military 15 32 -53.1% 531 984 -46.0%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,435 1,474 -2.6% 18,203 17,825 2.1%
             
             
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  December 2020 December 2019 % Change Year-To-Date 2020 Year-To-Date 2019 % Change
Total Passengers 0 12,837 -100.0% 17,246 174,267 -90.1%
     Enplaned passengers 0 6,454 -100.0% 8,703 88,066 -90.1%
     Deplaned passengers 0 6,383 -100.0% 8,543 86,201 -90.1%
Total Aircraft Operations 0 119 -100.0% 172 1,652 -89.6%
  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:
    1,320 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    115 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    November 2020
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.