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December 21, 2018

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS NOVEMBER 2018 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in November 2018 as compared with November 2017. In November 2018, the Airport served 850,458 passengers, a decrease of 4.8% when compared with the November 2017 passenger traffic count of 892,995. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 1.3% and commuter aircraft operations increased 478.9% when compared with November 2017 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in November 2018 as compared with the same month in 2017. In November 2018, there were 26,182 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 5.7% increase compared to 24,763 total aircraft operations in November 2017.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 70.3% of the total aircraft operations during November 2018, increased 7.8% when compared with November 2017.

The top three airlines in November 2018 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (274,847), United Airlines (139,466) and American Airlines (135,678).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics November 2018
November
2018
November
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total passengers 850,458 892,995 -4.8% 9,835,968 9,524,127 3.3%
Enplaned passengers 421,291 443,049 -4.9% 4,907,593 4,751,438 3.3%
Deplaned passengers 429,167 449,946 -4.6% 4,928,375 4,772,689 3.3%
Total Aircraft Operations 26,182 24,763 5.7% 292,204 270,057 8.2%
General Aviation 18,413 17,087 7.8% 205,635 186,561 10.2%
Commercial 7,499 7,596 -1.3% 84,291 82,483 2.2%
Commuter1 220 38 478.9% 1,476 570 158.9%
Military 50 42 19.0% 802 443 81.0%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,721 1,588 8.4% 17,957 17,310 3.7%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
November
2018
November
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total Passengers 17,735 16,632 6.6% 193,084 204,264 -5.5%
Enplaned passengers 8,996 8,111 10.9% 96,770 100,053 -3.3%
Deplaned passengers 8,739 8,521 2.6% 96,314 104,211 -7.6%
Total Aircraft Operations 172 167 3.0% 1,912 2,194 -12.9%
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: 1,491 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 230 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for October 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.