John Wayne Airport Posts October 2021 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in October 2021 as compared to October 2020. In October 2021, the Airport served 873,422 passengers, an increase of 183.7% when compared with the October 2020 passenger traffic count of 307,865 and a decrease of 2.7% when compared to October 2019 of 897,873 passengers.

Commercial aircraft operations increased 120.3% and commuter aircraft operations increased 2.3% when compared with October 2020 levels. Comparing October 2021 to 2019 levels, commercial aircraft operations of 7,571 decreased 3.0% and commuter aircraft operations of 461 increased 13.7%.

Total aircraft operations increased in October 2021 as compared with the same month in 2020. In October 2021, there were 26,160 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 14.2% increase compared to 22,905 total aircraft operations in October 2020, and increased 2.7% compared to October 2019 of 25,468 total aircraft operations.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 70.0% of the total aircraft operations during October 2021, decreased 3.8% when compared with October 2020, and increased 5.5% when compared to general aviation activity of 17,317 in October 2019, which accounted for 68.0% of total aircraft operations.

The top three airlines in October 2021 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (327,192), American Airlines (141,903) and United Airlines (122,886).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - October 2021

  October 2021 October 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total passengers 873,422 307,865 183.7% 5,998,425 3,286,797 82.5%
Enplaned passengers 433,153 152,848 183.4% 2,982,964 1,642,076 81.7%
Deplaned passengers 440,269 155,017 184.0% 3,015,461 1,644,721 83.3%
Total Aircraft Operations 26,160 22,905 14.2% 264,631 201,191 31.5%
General Aviation 18,261 18,984 -3.8% 200,108 157,574 27.0%
Commercial 7,341 3,332 120.3% 59,839 38,884 53.9%
Commuter 1 524 512 2.3% 4,357 4,234 2.9%
Military 34 77 -55.8% 327 499 -34.5%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,563 1,605 -2.6% 15,092 15,127 -0.2%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  October 2021 October 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total Passengers 13,284 0 0.0% 77,974 17,246 352.1%
Enplaned passengers 6,383 0 0.0% 37,550 8,703 331.5%
Deplaned passengers 6,901 0 0.0% 40,424 8,543 373.2%
Total Aircraft Operations 181 0 0.0% 991 172 476.2%
  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:
    1,417 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    146 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    September 2021
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.