John Wayne Airport Posts March 2021 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in March 2021 as compared to March 2020. In March 2021, the Airport served 385,396 passengers, an increase of 14.0% when compared with the March 2020 passenger traffic count of 337,981.

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 4.9% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 35.8% when compared with March 2020 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in March 2021 as compared with the same month in 2020. In March 2021, there were 25,021 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 47.0% increase compared to 17,020 total aircraft operations in March 2020.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 77.3% of the total aircraft operations during March 2021, increased 77.5% when compared with March 2020.

The top three airlines in March 2021 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (161,185), American Airlines (71,442) and Alaska Airlines (47,168).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - March 2021

  March 2021 March 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total passengers 385,396 337,981 14.0% 808,088 1,908,873 -57.7%
Enplaned passengers 191,474 171,445 11.7% 400,717 955,507 -58.1%
Deplaned passengers 193,922 166,536 16.4% 407,371 953,366 -57.3%
Total Aircraft Operations 25,021 17,020 47.0% 65,161 59,117 10.2%
General Aviation 19,353 10,906 77.5% 50,986 38,560 32.2%
Commercial 5,312 5,583 -4.9% 13,169 18,703 -29.6%
Commuter 1 321 500 -35.8% 889 1,692 -47.5%
Military 35 31 12.9% 117 162 -27.8%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,211 1,420 -14.7% 4,573 4,610 -0.8%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  March 2021 March 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total Passengers 4,125 2,813 46.6% 4,125 17,246 -76.1%
Enplaned passengers 2,224 1,623 37.0% 2,224 8,703 -74.4%
Deplaned passengers 1,901 1,190 59.7% 1,901 8,543 -77.7%
Total Aircraft Operations 79 40 97.5% 79 172 -54.1%
  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:
    1,016 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    195 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    February 2021
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.