John Wayne Airport Posts November 2021 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in November 2021 as compared to November 2020. In November 2021, the Airport served 854,393 passengers, an increase of 208.4% when compared with the November 2020 passenger traffic count of 277,020 and an increase of 3.3% when compared to November 2019 of 827,140 passengers.

Commercial aircraft operations increased 98.5% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 8.7% when compared with November 2020 levels. Comparing November 2021 to 2019 levels, commercial aircraft operations of 7,244 increased 1.6% and commuter aircraft operations of 504 increased 9.1%.

Total aircraft operations increased in November 2021 as compared with the same month in 2020. In November 2021, there were 24,643 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 29.1% increase compared to 19,088 total aircraft operations in November 2020, and increased 11.9% compared to November 2019 of 22,014 total aircraft operations.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 68.4% of the total aircraft operations during November 2021, increased 13.3% when compared with November 2020, and increased 17.5% when compared to general aviation activity of 14,342 in November 2019, which accounted for 65.1% of total aircraft operations.

The top three airlines in November 2021 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (317,679), American Airlines (137,651) and United Airlines (120,418).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - November 2021

  November 2021 November 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total passengers 854,393 277,020 208.4% 6,852,818 3,563,817 92.3%
Enplaned passengers 424,785 135,213 214.2% 3,407,749 1,777,289 91.7%
Deplaned passengers 429,608 141,807 203.0% 3,445,069 1,786,528 92.8%
Total Aircraft Operations 24,643 19,088 29.1% 289,274 220,279 31.3%
General Aviation 16,848 14,870 13.3% 216,956 172,444 25.8%
Commercial 7,244 3,649 98.5% 67,083 42,533 57.7%
Commuter 1 504 552 -8.7% 4,861 4,786 1.6%
Military 47 17 176.5% 374 516 -27.5%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,601 1,641 -2.4% 16,693 16,768 -0.4%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  November 2021 November 2020 % Change Year-To-Date 2021 Year-To-Date 2020 % Change
Total Passengers 16,153 0 0.0% 94,127 17,246 445.8%
Enplaned passengers 7,910 0 0.0% 45,460 8,703 422.3%
Deplaned passengers 8,243 0 0.0% 48,667 8,543 469.7%
Total Aircraft Operations 197 0 0.0% 1,188 172 590.7%
  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:
    1,452 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    149 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    October 2021
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.