John Wayne Airport Posts July 2021 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in July 2021 as compared to July 2020. In July 2021, the Airport served 890,185 passengers, an increase of 272.3% when compared with the July 2020 passenger traffic count of 239,120 and a decrease of 5.9% when compared to July 2019 of 946,111 passengers.

Commercial aircraft operations increased 85.9% and commuter aircraft operations increased 14.6% when compared with July 2020 levels. Comparing July 2021 to 2019 levels, commercial aircraft operations of 7,294 decreased 5.5% and commuter aircraft operations of 527 increased 0.8%.

Total aircraft operations increased in July 2021 as compared with the same month in 2020. In July 2021, there were 31,998 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 35.0% increase compared to 23,694 total aircraft operations in July 2020, and increased 16.3% compared to July 2019 of 27,520 total aircraft operations.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 75.5% of the total aircraft operations during July 2021, increased 25.4% when compared with July 2020, and increased 25.8% when compared to general aviation activity of 19,194 in July 2019, which accounted for 69.7% of total aircraft operations.

The top three airlines in July 2021 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (362,932), American Airlines (160,498) and United Airlines (104,805).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - July 2021

  July 2021 July 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total passengers 890,185 239,120 272.3% 3,509,744 2,437,133 44.0%
Enplaned passengers 439,645 119,946 266.5% 1,743,116 1,219,850 42.9%
Deplaned passengers 450,540 119,174 278.1% 1,766,628 1,217,283 45.1%
Total Aircraft Operations 31,998 23,694 35.0% 180,701 132,479 36.4%
General Aviation 24,146 19,249 25.4% 139,713 100,864 38.5%
Commercial 7,294 3,924 85.9% 37,922 28,549 32.8%
Commuter 1 527 460 14.6% 2,815 2,685 4.8%
Military 31 61 -49.2% 251 381 -34.1%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,516 1,594 -4.9% 10,544 10,258 2.8%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  July 2021 July 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total Passengers 11,077 0 0.0% 47,032 17,246 172.7%
Enplaned passengers 5,260 0 0.0% 22,857 8,703 162.6%
Deplaned passengers 5,817 0 0.0% 24,175 8,543 183.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 124 0 0.0% 571 172 232.0%
  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:
    1,345 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    171 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    June 2021
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.