John Wayne Airport Posts August 2021 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in August 2021 as compared to August 2020. In August 2021, the Airport served 831,522 passengers, an increase of 211.1% when compared with the August 2020 passenger traffic count of 266,986 and a decrease of 11.8% when compared to August 2019 of 942,541 passengers.

Commercial aircraft operations increased 89.6% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 5.1% when compared with August 2020 levels. Comparing August 2021 to 2019 levels, commercial aircraft operations of 7,305 decreased 5.4% and commuter aircraft operations of 520 decreased 4.6%.

Total aircraft operations increased in August 2021 as compared with the same month in 2020. In August 2021, there were 29,814 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 29.8% increase compared to 22,963 total aircraft operations in August 2020, and decreased 0.4% compared to August 2019 of 29,921 total aircraft operations.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 73.7% of the total aircraft operations during August 2021, increased 18.5% when compared with August 2020, and increased 2.1% when compared to general aviation activity of 21,520 in August 2019, which accounted for 71.9% of total aircraft operations.

The top three airlines in August 2021 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (355,670), American Airlines (138,241) and Alaska Airlines (105,812).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - August 2021

  August 2021 August 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total passengers 831,522 266,986 211.4% 4,341,266 2,704,119 60.5%
Enplaned passengers 417,070 132,788 214.1% 2,160,186 1,352,638 59.7%
Deplaned passengers 414,452 134,198 208.8% 2,181,080 1,351,481 61.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 29,814 22,963 29.8% 210,515 155,442 35.4%
General Aviation 21,961 18,540 18.5% 161,674 119,404 35.4%
Commercial 7,305 3,852 89.6% 45,227 32,401 39.6%
Commuter 1 520 548 -5.1% 3,335 3,233 3.2%
Military 28 23 21.7% 279 404 -30.9%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,491 1,652 -9.7% 12,035 11,910 1.0%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  August 2021 August 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total Passengers 9,691 0 0.0% 56,723 17,246 228.9%
Enplaned passengers 4,365 0 0.0% 27,222 8,703 212.8%
Deplaned passengers 5,326 0 0.0% 29,501 8,543 245.3%
Total Aircraft Operations 123 0 0.0% 694 172 303.5%
  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:
    1,318 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    173 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    July 2021
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.