John Wayne Airport Posts April 2021 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in April 2021 as compared to April 2020. In April 2021, the Airport served 495,592 passengers, an increase of 1857.9% when compared with the April 2020 passenger traffic count of 25,313. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 228.6% and commuter aircraft operations increased 262.3% when compared with April 2020 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in April 2021 as compared with the same month in 2020. In April 2021, there were 26,798 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 104.8% increase compared to 13,085 total aircraft operations in April 2020.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 78.2% of the total aircraft operations during April 2021, increased 85.3% when compared with April 2020.

The top three airlines in April 2021 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (201,922), American Airlines (102,403) and Alaska Airlines (66,171).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - April 2021

  April 2021 April 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total passengers 495,592 25,313 1857.9% 1,303,680 1,934,186 -32.6%
Enplaned passengers 247,596 12,633 1859.9% 648,313 968,140 -33.0%
Deplaned passengers 247,996 12,680 1855.8% 655,367 966,046 -32.2%
Total Aircraft Operations 26,798 13,085 104.8% 91,959 72,202 27.4%
General Aviation 20,946 11,306 85.3% 71,932 49,866 44.3%
Commercial 5,409 1,646 228.6% 18,578 20,349 -8.7%
Commuter 1 413 114 262.3% 1,302 1,806 -27.9%
Military 30 19 57.9% 147 181 -18.8%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,596 1,382 15.5% 6,169 5,992 3.0%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  April 2021 April 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total Passengers 9,099 0 0.0% 13,224 17,246 -23.3%
Enplaned passengers 4,431 0 0.0% 6,655 8,703 -23.5%
Deplaned passengers 4,668 0 0.0% 6,569 8,543 -23.1%
Total Aircraft Operations 120 0 0.0% 199 172 15.7%
  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:
    1,420 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    176 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    March 2021
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.