John Wayne Airport Posts July 2022 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in July 2022 as compared to July 2021. In July 2022, the Airport served 1,049,187 passengers, an increase of 17.9% when compared with the July 2021 passenger traffic count of 890,185.
  • Compared to 239,120 passengers in July 2020, there was an increase of 338.8%.
  • Compared to 945,962 passengers in July 2019, there was an increase of 10.9%.
Commercial aircraft operations in July 2022 of 8,272 increased 13.4% and commuter aircraft operations of 481 decreased 8.7% when comparing with July 2021 levels.
  • Compared to 2020 levels of commercial aircraft operations, there was an increase of 110.8% and commuter aircraft operations increased 4.6%.
  • Compared to 2019 levels of commercial aircraft operations there was an increase of 7.2% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 8.0%.
Total aircraft operations decreased in July 2022 as compared with the same month in 2021. In July 2022, there were 27,061 total aircraft operations (takeoffs and landings) a 15.4% decrease compared to 31,998 total aircraft operations in July 2021.
  • Compared to July 2020 of 23,694, total aircraft operations increased 14.2%.
  • Compared to July 2019 of 27,520, total aircraft operations decreased 1.7%.
General aviation activity of 18,279 accounted for 67.5% of the total aircraft operations during July 2022, and decreased 24.3% compared with July 2021.
  • Compared to July 2020 general aviation activity of 19,249, which accounted for 81.2% of total aircraft operations, operations decreased 5.0%.
  • Compared to July 2019, general aviation activity of 19,194, which accounted for 69.7% of total aircraft operations, operations decreased 4.8%.

The top three airlines in July 2022 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (385,517), United Airlines (160,571) and American Airlines (157,326).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - July 2022

  July 2022 July 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total passengers 1,049,187 890,185 17.9% 6,277,413 3,509,744 78.9%
Enplaned passengers 516,843 439,645 17.6% 3,125,709 1,743,116 79.3%
Deplaned passengers 532,344 450,540 18.2% 3,151,704 1,766,628 78.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 27,061 31,998 -15.4% 176,980 180,701 -2.1%
General Aviation 18,279 24,146 -24.3% 119,046 139,713 -14.8%
Commercial 8,272 7,294 13.4% 54,304 37,922 43.2%
Commuter 1 481 527 -8.7% 3,336 2,815 18.5%
Military 29 31 -6.5% 294 251 17.1%
Air Cargo Tons 2 1,479 1,516 -2.4% 10,418 10,544 -1.2%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  July 2022 July 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total Passengers 33,009 11,077 198.0% 158,457 47,032 236.9%
Enplaned passengers 16,362 5,260 211.1% 79,240 22,857 246.7%
Deplaned passengers 16,647 5,817 186.2% 79,217 24,175 227.7%
Total Aircraft Operations 256 124 106.5% 1,603 571 180.7%
  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:
    1,341 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    138 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    June 2022
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.