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January 22, 2019

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS DECEMBER 2018 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in December 2018 as compared with December 2017. In December 2018, the Airport served 828,070 passengers, a decrease of 7.9% when compared with the December 2017 passenger traffic count of 899,451.

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 2.4% and commuter aircraft operations increased 530.6% when compared with December 2017 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in December 2018 as compared with the same month in 2017. In December 2018, there were 24,579 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 4.2% increase compared to 23,592 total aircraft operations in December 2017.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 67.7% of the total aircraft operations during December 2018, increased 5.5% when compared with December 2017.

The top three airlines in December 2018 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (250,357), United Airlines (137,197) and American Airlines (135,704).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics December 2018
December
2018
December
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total passengers 828,070 899,451 -7.9% 10,664,038 10,423,578 2.3%
Enplaned passengers 409,556 443,609 -7.7% 5,317,149 5,195,047 2.4%
Deplaned passengers 418,514 455,842 -8.2% 5,346,889 5,228,531 2.3%
Total Aircraft Operations 24,579 23,592 4.2% 316,783 293,649 7.9%
General Aviation 16,635 15,762 5.5% 222,270 202,323 9.9%
Commercial 7,584 7,767 -2.4% 91,875 90,250 1.8%
Commuter1 309 49 530.6% 1,785 619 188.4%
Military 51 14 264.3% 853 457 86.7%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,595 1,791 -10.9% 19,552 19,101 2.4%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
December
2018
December
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total Passengers 15,184 15,761 -3.7% 208,268 220,025 -5.3%
Enplaned passengers 7,690 7,960 -3.4% 104,460 108,013 -3.3%
Deplaned passengers 7,494 7,801 -3.9% 103,808 112,012 -7.3%
Total Aircraft Operations 161 176 -8.5% 2,073 2,370 -12.5%
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: 1,373.3 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 221.6 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for November 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.