Facts at a Glance

Background

John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA), owned and operated by the County of Orange, is the only commercial service airport in Orange County, California. It is located approximately 35 miles south of Los Angeles, between the cities of Costa Mesa, Irvine and Newport Beach. The service area includes more than three million people within the 34 cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County. In 2018, over 10.4 million passengers were served.

One of only two airports in the County which accommodate general aviation, JWA is served by two full service fixed base operators and one limited use general aviation facility (no fuel sales) and is home to approximately 450 general aviation aircraft. Two runways serve commercial and private aircraft: a 5,700-foot main runway and a 2,887-foot general aviation runway.

Passengers

  2018 2017 % Change
Total Passengers 10,664,038 10,423,578 2.3
Passengers Enplaned 5,317,149 5,195,047 2.4
Passengers Deplaned 5,346,889 5,228,531 2.3

Air Cargo

  2018 2017 % Change
Tonnage 19,543 18,888 3.5

Aircraft Operations

  2018 2017 % Change
Aircraft Operations 316,783 293,649 7.9
General Aviation 222,270 202,323 9.9
Commercial 91,875 90,250 1.8
Commuter 1,785 619 188.4
Military 853 457 86.7

Historical Commercial Passenger Volume

Year Passengers % Change
2018 10,664,038 2.3
2017 10,423,578 -0.7
2016 10,496,511 +4.6
2015 10,038,466 +7.0
2014 9,386,033 + 1.7
2013 9,232,789 + 4.2
2012 8,857,944 + 2.9
2011 8,609,008 - 0.6
2010 8,663,452 - 0.5
2009 8,705,199 -3.2
2008 8,989,603 -9.9
2007 9,979,699 +3.8
2006 9,613,480 - 0.1
2005 9,627,032 + 3.8
2004 9,272,394 + 8.6
2003 8,535,130 + 8.0
2002 7,903,066 + 7.9
2001 7,324,557 - 5.7
2000 7,772,801 + 4.0
1999 7,470,415 + 0.14
1998 7,460,179 - 3.3
1997 7,718,415 + 5.60
1996 7,307,750 + 2.10
1995 7,159,154 + 5.70
1994 6,773,977 + 10.30
1993 6,141,981 + 8.30
1992 5,672,603 + 6.10
1991 5,345,284 + 16.50
1990 4,586,596 + 1.60

General Information

Acres 500.82
Runways 2
Commercial Runway 5,700 feet
General Aviation Runway 2,887 feet

Air Carriers

Commercial 7
All-Cargo 2

General Aviation

Aircraft Parking Spaces approx. 520

Parking

Public Parking Structures / Lots 5
Parking Spaces 8,320
Curb Side Valet Parking Spaces 587

Employees

Airport Employees 174