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August 31, 2018

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS JULY 2018 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in July 2018 as compared with July 2017. In July 2018, the Airport served 991,003 passengers, an increase of 7.8% when compared with the July 2017 passenger traffic count of 919,223. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 4.7% and commuter aircraft operations increased 417.5% when compared with July 2017 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in July 2018 as compared with the same month in 2017. In July 2018, there were 28,466 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 10.9% increase compared to 25,660 total aircraft operations in July 2017.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 70.4% of the total aircraft operations during July 2018, increased 12.6% when compared with July 2017.

The top three airlines in July 2018 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (355,171), American Airlines (159,681) and United Airlines (157,997).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics July 2018
July
2018
July
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total passengers 991,003 919,223 7.8% 6,230,519 5,912,161 5.4%
Enplaned passengers 491,598 458,489 7.2% 3,112,305 2,950,983 5.5%
Deplaned passengers 499,405 460,734 8.4% 3,118,214 2,961,178 5.3%
Total Aircraft Operations 28,466 25,660 10.9% 180,488 169,028 6.8%
General Aviation 20,052 17,814 12.6% 126,502 117,196 7.9%
Commercial 8,129 7,762 4.7% 52,972 51,196 3.5%
Commuter1 207 40 417.5% 531 370 43.5%
Military 78 44 77.3% 483 266 81.6%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,689 1,697 -0.5% 11,439 10,971 4.3%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
July
2018
July
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total Passengers 21,685 21,241 2.1% 121,152 135,366 -10.5%
Enplaned passengers 10,821 10,263 5.4% 61,114 66,711 -8.4%
Deplaned passengers 10,864 10,978 -1.0% 60,038 68,655 -12.6%
Total Aircraft Operations 187 186 0.5% 1,208 1,482 -18.5%
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: 1,438.2 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 250.4 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for June 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.