John Wayne Airport Posts March 2022 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in March 2022 as compared to March 2021. In March 2022, the Airport served 916,767 passengers, an increase of 137.9% when compared with the March 2021 passenger traffic count of 385,396.
  • Compared to 337,981 passengers in March 2020, there was an increase of 171.2%.
  • Compared to 923,403 passengers in March 2019, there was a decrease of 0.7%.
Commercial aircraft operations in March 2022 of 7,710 increased 45.1% and commuter aircraft operations of 484 increased 50.8% when comparing with March 2021 levels.
  • Compared to 2020 levels of commercial aircraft operations, there was an increase of 38.1% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 3.2%.
  • Compared to 2019 levels of commercial aircraft operations there was a decrease of 0.1% and commuter aircraft operations increased 21.0%.
Total aircraft operations increased in March 2022 as compared with the same month in 2021. In March 2022, there were 25,299 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 1.1% increase compared to 25,021 total aircraft operations in March 2021.
  • Compared to March 2020 of 17,020, total aircraft operations increased 48.6%.
  • Compared to March 2019 of 26,107, total aircraft operations decreased 3.1%.
General aviation activity of 17,056 accounted for 67.4% of the total aircraft operations during March 2022, and decreased 11.9% compared with March 2021.
  • Compared to March 2020 general aviation activity of 10,906, which accounted for 64.1% of total aircraft operations, operations increased 56.4%.
  • Compared to March 2019, general aviation activity of 17,903, which accounted for 68.6% of total aircraft operations, operations decreased 4.7%.

The top three airlines in March 2022 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (336,102), American Airlines (154,412) and United Airlines (141,003).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - March 2022

  March 2022 March 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total passengers 916,767 385,396 137.9% 2,264,569 808,088 180.2%
Enplaned passengers 458,677 191,474 139.6% 1,130,006 400,717 182.0%
Deplaned passengers 458,090 193,922 136.2% 1,134,563 407,371 178.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 25,299 25,021 1.1% 73,171 65,161 12.3%
General Aviation 17,056 19,353 -11.9% 49,761 50,986 -2.4%
Commercial 7,710 5,312 45.1% 21,832 13,169 65.8%
Commuter 1 484 321 50.8% 1,416 889 59.3%
Military 49 35 40.0% 162 117 38.5%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,276 1,211 5.4% 4,534 4,573 -0.9%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  March 2022 March 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total Passengers 21,005 4,125 409.2% 44,716 4,125 984.0%
Enplaned passengers 10,299 2,224 363.1% 21,810 2,224 880.7%
Deplaned passengers 10,706 1,901 463.2% 22,906 1,901 1104.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 224 79 183.5% 611 79 673.4%
  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:
    1,133 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    143 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    February 2022
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.