John Wayne Airport Posts May 2022 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in May 2022 as compared to May 2021. In May 2022, the Airport served 1,003,510 passengers, an increase of 71.3% when compared with the May 2021 passenger traffic count of 585,735.
  • Compared to 82,342 passengers in May 2020, there was an increase of 1,118.7%.
  • Compared to 942,680 passengers in May 2019, there was an increase of 6.5%.
Commercial aircraft operations in May 2022 of 8,284 increased 47.2% and commuter aircraft operations of 514 increased 5.8% when comparing with May 2021 levels.
  • Compared to 2020 levels of commercial aircraft operations, there was an increase of 375.5% and commuter aircraft operations increased 283.6%.
  • Compared to 2019 levels of commercial aircraft operations there was an increase of 4.5% and commuter aircraft operations increased 2.8%.
Total aircraft operations decreased in May 2022 as compared with the same month in 2021. In May 2022, there were 25,126 total aircraft operations (takeoffs and landings) an 8.9% decrease compared to 27,591 total aircraft operations in May 2021.
  • Compared to May 2020 of 17,352, total aircraft operations increased 44.8%.
  • Compared to May 2019 of 26,509, total aircraft operations decreased 5.2%.
General aviation activity of 16,307 accounted for 64.9% of the total aircraft operations during May 2022, and decreased 23.9% compared with May 2021.
  • Compared to May 2020 general aviation activity of 15,392, which accounted for 88.7% of total aircraft operations, operations increased 5.9%.
  • Compared to May 2019, general aviation activity of 18,000, which accounted for 67.9% of total aircraft operations, operations decreased 9.4%.

The top three airlines in May 2022 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (357,190), United Airlines (166,766) and American Airlines (155,900).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - May 2022 (*REVISED July 14, 2022*)

  May 2022 May 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total passengers 1,003,582 585,735 71.3% 4,226,977 1,889,415 123.7%
Enplaned passengers 497,682 289,080 72.2% 2,106,035 937,393 124.7%
Deplaned passengers 505,900 296,655 70.5% 2,120,942 952,022 122.8%
Total Aircraft Operations 25,126 27,591 -8.9% 124,026 119,550 3.7%
General Aviation 16,307 21,428 -23.9% 83,446 93,360 -10.6%
Commercial 8,284 5,626 47.2% 37,941 24,204 56.8%
Commuter 1 514 486 5.8% 2,398 1,788 34.1%
Military 21 51 -58.8% 241 198 21.7%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,457 1,475 -1.2% 7,651 7,644 0.1%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  May 2022 May 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total Passengers 27,593 10,653 159.0% 97,109 23,877 306.7%
Enplaned passengers 14,085 5,265 167.5% 48,262 11,920 304.9%
Deplaned passengers 13,508 5,388 150.7% 48,847 11,957 308.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 248 124 100% 1,089 323 237.2%
  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:
    1,288 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    169 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    April 2022
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - May 2022

  May 2022 May 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total passengers 1,003,510 585,735 71.3% 4,226,905 1,889,415 123.7%
Enplaned passengers 497,682 289,080 72.2% 2,106,035 937,393 124.7%
Deplaned passengers 505,828 296,655 70.5% 2,120,870 952,022 122.8%
Total Aircraft Operations 25,126 27,591 -8.9% 124,026 119,550 3.7%
General Aviation 16,307 21,428 -23.9% 83,446 93,360 -10.6%
Commercial 8,284 5,626 47.2% 37,941 24,204 56.8%
Commuter 1 514 486 5.8% 2,398 1,788 34.1%
Military 21 51 -58.8% 241 198 21.7%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,457 1,475 -1.2% 7,651 7,644 0.1%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  May 2022 May 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total Passengers 27,411 10,653 157.3% 96,927 23,877 305.9%
Enplaned passengers 14,085 5,265 167.5% 48,262 11,920 304.9%
Deplaned passengers 13,326 5,388 147.3% 48,665 11,957 307.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 247 124 99.2% 1,088 323 236.8%
  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:
    1,288 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    169 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    April 2022
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.