John Wayne Airport Posts May 2021 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in May 2021 as compared to May 2020. In May 2021, the Airport served 585,735 passengers, an increase of 611.4% when compared with the May 2020 passenger traffic count of 82,341, and a decrease of 37.9% when compared to May 2019 of 942,872 passengers.

Commercial aircraft operations increased 223.0% and commuter aircraft operations increased 262.7% when compared with May 2020 levels. Comparing May 2021 to 2019 levels, commercial aircraft operations of 7,926 decreased 29% and commuter aircraft operations of 500 decreased 2.8%.

Total aircraft operations increased in May 2021 as compared with the same month in 2020. In May 2021, there were 27,591 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 59.0% increase compared to 17,352 total aircraft operations in May 2020, and increased 4.1% compared to May 2019 of 26,509 total aircraft operations.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 77.6% of the total aircraft operations during May 2021, increased 39.2% when compared with May 2020, and increased 19% when compared to general aviation activity of 18,000 in May 2019, which accounted for 67.9% of total aircraft operations.

The top three airlines in May 2021 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (235,802), American Airlines (121,249) and Alaska Airlines (76,385).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - May 2021

  May 2021 May 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total passengers 585,735 82,341 611.4% 1,889,415 2,016,527 -6.3%
Enplaned passengers 289,080 41,164 602.3% 937,393 1,009,304 -7.1%
Deplaned passengers 296,655 41,177 620.4% 952,022 1,007,223 -5.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 27,591 17,352 59.0% 119,550 89,554 33.5%
General Aviation 21,428 15,392 39.2% 93,360 65,258 43.1%
Commercial 5,626 1,742 223.0% 24,204 22,091 9.6%
Commuter 1 486 134 262.7% 1,788 1,940 -7.8%
Military 51 84 -39.3% 198 265 -25.3%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,475 1,261 17.0% 7,644 7,253 5.4%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  May 2021 May 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total Passengers 10,653 0 0.0% 23,877 17,246 38.4%
Enplaned passengers 5,265 0 0.0% 11,920 8,703 37.0%
Deplaned passengers 5,388 0 0.0% 11,957 8,543 40.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 124 0 0.0% 323 172 87.8%
  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:
    1,256 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    219 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    April 2021
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.