John Wayne Airport Posts January 2022 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in January 2022 as compared to January 2021. In January 2022, the Airport served 630,402 passengers, an increase of 222.8% when compared with the January 2021 passenger traffic count of 195,290. There was a decrease of 21.8% when compared to 806,386 passengers in January 2020 and a decrease of 23.1% when compared to January 2019 of 819,358 passengers. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 73.0% and commuter aircraft operations increased 64.6% when compared with January 2021 levels. Levels compared to 2020 show commercial aircraft operations of 6,851 increased 5.9% and commuter aircraft operations of 615 decreased 20.5%. January 2022 in comparison to 2019 levels, commercial aircraft operations of 7,527 decreased 3.6% and commuter aircraft operations of 347 increased 40.9%. 

Total aircraft operations increased in January 2022 as compared with the same month in 2021. In January 2022, there were 24,350 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 33.3% increase compared to 18,267 total aircraft operations in January 2021. Total aircraft operations increased 7.3% compared to 22,685 in January 2020 and increased 6.8% compared to the January 2019 22,810 total.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 68% of the total aircraft operations during January 2022, increased 20.7% when compared with January 2021, and increased 9.4% when compared to general aviation activity of 15,141 in January 2020, which accounted for 66.7% of total aircraft operations. When compared to January 2019 general aviation activity of 14,893, which accounted for 65.3% of total aircraft operations, it increased 11.2%.

The top three airlines in January 2022 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (230,713), American Airlines (95,762) and United Airlines (88,285).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - January 2022

  January 2022 January 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total passengers 630,402 195,290 222.8% 630,402 195,290 222.8%
Enplaned passengers 314,300 96,799 224.7% 314,300 96,799 224.7%
Deplaned passengers 316,102 98,491 220.9% 316,102 98,491 220.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 24,350 18,267 33.3% 24,350 18,267 33.3%
General Aviation 16,560 13,719 20.7% 16,560 13,719 20.7%
Commercial 7,256 4,195 73.0% 7,256 4,195 73.0%
Commuter 1 489 297 64.6% 489 297 64.6%
Military 45 56 -19.6% 45 56 -19.6%
Air Cargo Tons 2 2,001 1,932 3.6% 2,001 1,932 3.6%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  January 2022 January 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total Passengers 11,139 0 0.0% 11,139 0 0.0%
Enplaned passengers 5,215 0 0.0% 5,215 0 0.0%
Deplaned passengers 5,924 0 0.0% 5,924 0 0.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 206 0 0.0% 206 0 0.0%
  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:
    1,861 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    140 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    December 2021
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.