John Wayne Airport Posts February 2021 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in February 2021 as compared with February 2020. In February 2021, the Airport served 227,402 passengers, a decrease of 70.3% when compared with the February 2020 passenger traffic count of 764,506. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 41.6% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 53.0% when compared with February 2020 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in February 2021 as compared with the same month in 2020. In February 2021, there were 21,873 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 12.7% increase compared to 19,412 total aircraft operations in February 2020.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 81.9% of the total aircraft operations during February 2021, increased 43.2% when compared with February 2020.

The top three airlines in February 2021 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (94,036), American Airlines (36,489) and Alaska Airlines (28,265).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - February 2021

  February 2021 February 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total passengers 227,402 764,506 -70.3% 422,692 1,570,892 -73.1%
     Enplaned passengers 112,444 381,771 -70.5% 209,243 784,062 -73.3%
     Deplaned passengers 114,958 382,735 -70.0% 213,449 786,830 -72.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 21,873 19,412 12.7% 40,140 42,097 -4.6%
     General Aviation 17,914 12,513 43.2% 31,633 27,654 14.4%
     Commercial 3,662 6,269 -41.6% 7,857 13,120 -40.1%
     Commuter 1 271 577 -53.0% 568 1,192 -52.3%
     Military 26 53 -50.9% 82 131 -37.4%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,430 1,522 -6.0% 3,362 3,190 5.4%
             
             
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  February 2021 February 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total Passengers 0 6,985 -100.0% 0 14,433 -100.0%
     Enplaned passengers 0 3,585 -100.0% 0 7,080 -100.0%
     Deplaned passengers 0 3,400 -100.0% 0 7,353 -100.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 0 60 -100.0% 0 132 -100.0%
  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:
    1,297 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    133 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    January 2021
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.