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June 29, 2018

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS MAY 2018 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in May 2018 as compared with May 2017. In May 2018, the Airport served 915,833 passengers, an increase of 4.2% when compared with the May 2017 passenger traffic count of 878,901. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 2.3% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 12.1% when compared with May 2017 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in May 2018 as compared with the same month in 2017. In May 2018, there were 26,572 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 4.3% decrease compared to 27,769 total aircraft operations in May 2017.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 69.9% of the total aircraft operations during May 2018, decreased 7.0% when compared with May 2017.

The top three airlines in May 2018 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (331,910), American Airlines (149,666) and United Airlines (143,377).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics May 2018
May
2018
May
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total passengers 915,833 878,901 4.2% 4,288,682 4,090,879 4.8%
Enplaned passengers 457,335 437,617 4.5% 2,142,639 2,040,123 5.0%
Deplaned passengers 458,498 441,284 3.9% 2,146,043 2,050,756 4.6%
Total Aircraft Operations 26,572 27,769 -4.3% 125,379 117,886 6.4%
General Aviation 18,582 19,975 -7.0% 87,848 81,622 7.6%
Commercial 7,877 7,703 2.3% 36,964 35,801 3.2%
Commuter1 58 66 -12.1% 251 278 -9.7%
Military 55 25 120.0% 316 185 70.8%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,574 1,415 11.2% 8,112 7,757 4.6%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
May
2018
May
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total Passengers 18,529 17,668 4.9% 79,403 93,822 -15.4%
Enplaned passengers 9,473 9,033 4.9% 39,865 46,330 -14.0%
Deplaned passengers 9,056 8,635 4.9% 39,538 47,492 -16.7%
Total Aircraft Operations 186 185 0.5% 837 1,111 -24.7%
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: 1,352 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  222 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for April 2018)

3

Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.

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John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves more than 10 million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. More information can be found at www.ocair.com. Like us on facebook.com/johnwayneairport, or follow us on Twitter @johnwayneair and Instagram @johnwayneair.