John Wayne Airport Posts June 2021 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in June 2021 as compared to June 2020. In June 2021, the Airport served 730,144 passengers, an increase of 302.3% when compared with the June 2020 passenger traffic count of 181,486 and a decrease of 20.5% when compared to June 2019 of 918,913 passengers.

Commercial aircraft operations increased 153.5% and commuter aircraft operations increased 75.4% when compared with June 2020 levels. Comparing June 2021 to 2019 levels, commercial aircraft operations of 7,512 decreased 14.5% and commuter aircraft operations of 454 increased 10.1%.

Total aircraft operations increased in June 2021 as compared with the same month in 2020. In June 2021, there were 29,153 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 51.6% increase compared to 19,231 total aircraft operations in June 2020, and increased 14.2% compared to June 2019 of 25,531 total aircraft operations.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 76.1% of the total aircraft operations during June 2021, increased 35.8% when compared with June 2020, and increased 26.93% when compared to general aviation activity of 17,496 in June 2019, which accounted for 68.5% of total aircraft operations.

The top three airlines in June 2021 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (311,304), American Airlines (138,074) and Alaska Airlines (96,695).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - June 2021

  June 2021 June 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total passengers 730,144 181,486 302.3% 2,619,559 2,198,013 19.2%
Enplaned passengers 366,078 90,600 304.1% 1,303,471 1,099,904 18.5%
Deplaned passengers 364,066 90,886 300.6% 1,316,088 1,098,109 19.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 29,153 19,231 51.6% 148,703 108,785 36.7%
General Aviation 22,207 16,357 35.8% 115,567 81,615 41.6%
Commercial 6,424 2,534 153.5% 30,628 24,625 24.4%
Commuter 1 500 285 75.4% 2,288 2,225 2.8%
Military 22 55 -60.0% 220 320 -31.2%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,384 1,411 -1.9% 9,028 8,664 4.2%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  June 2021 June 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total Passengers 12,078 0 0.0% 35,955 17,246 108.5%
Enplaned passengers 5,677 0 0.0% 17,597 8,703 102.2%
Deplaned passengers 6,401 0 0.0% 18,358 8,543 114.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 124 0 0.0% 447 172 159.9%
  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:
    1,211 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    173 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    May 2021
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.