John Wayne Airport Posts February 2022 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in February 2022 as compared to February 2021. In February 2022, the Airport served 717,400 passengers, an increase of 215.5% when compared with the February 2021 passenger traffic count of 227,402. There was a decrease of 6.2% when compared to 764,506 passengers in February 2020 and a decrease of 9.1% when compared to February 2019 of 789,523 passengers.

Commercial aircraft operations increased 87.5% and commuter aircraft operations increased 63.5% when compared with February 2021 levels. Levels compared to 2020 show commercial aircraft operations of 6,269 increased 9.5% and commuter aircraft operations of 577 decreased 23.2%. February 2022 in comparison to 2019 levels, commercial aircraft operations of 6,737 increased 1.9% and commuter aircraft operations of 416 increased 6.5%.

Total aircraft operations increased in February 2022 as compared with the same month in 2021. In February 2022, there were 23,522 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 7.5% increase compared to 21,873 total aircraft operations in February 2021. Total aircraft operations increased 21.2% compared to 19,412 in February 2020 and increased 10.1% compared to the February 2019 21,360 total.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 68.6% of the total aircraft operations during February 2022, decreased 9.9% when compared with February 2021, and increased 29.0% when compared to general aviation activity of 12,513 in February 2020, which accounted for 64.5% of total aircraft operations. When compared to February 2019 general aviation activity of 14,125, which accounted for 66.1% of total aircraft operations, it increased 14.3%.

The top three airlines in February 2022 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (275,771), United Airlines (105,039) and American Airlines (104,049).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - February 2022

  February 2022 February 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total passengers 717,400 227,402 215.5% 1,347,802 422,692 218.9%
Enplaned passengers 357,029 112,444 217.5% 671,329 209,243 220.8%
Deplaned passengers 360,371 114,958 213.5% 676,473 213,449 216.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 23,522 21,873 7.5% 47,872 40,140 19.3%
General Aviation 16,145 17,914 -9.9% 32,705 31,633 3.4%
Commercial 6,866 3,662 87.5% 14,122 7,857 79.7%
Commuter 1 443 271 63.5% 932 568 64.1%
Military 68 26 161.5% 113 82 37.8%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,257 1,430 -12.1% 3,258 3,362 -3.1%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  February 2022 February 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total Passengers 12,572 0 0.0% 23,711 0 0.0%
Enplaned passengers 6,296 0 0.0% 11,511 0 0.0%
Deplaned passengers 6,276 0 0.0% 12,200 0 0.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 181 0 0.0% 387 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:
    1,122 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    135 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    January 2022
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.