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March 12, 2019

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS JANUARY 2019 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in January 2019 as compared with January 2018. In January 2019, the Airport served 819,392 passengers, an increase of 0.3% when compared with the January 2018 passenger traffic count of 817,258.

Commercial aircraft operations increased 2.7% and commuter aircraft operations increased 508.8% when compared with January 2018 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in January 2019 as compared with the same month in 2018. In January 2019, there were 22,810 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), an 8.9% decrease compared to 25,041 total aircraft operations in January 2018.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 65.3% of the total aircraft operations during January 2019, decreased 15.5% when compared with January 2018.

The top three airlines in January 2019 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (284,391), American Airlines (130,000) and United Airlines (129,854).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics January 2019
January
2019
January
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total passengers 819,392 817,258 0.3% 819,392 817,258 0.3%
Enplaned passengers 409,990 407,744 0.6% 409,990 407,744 0.6%
Deplaned passengers 409,402 409,514 0.0% 409,402 409,514 0.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 22,810 25,041 -8.9% 22,810 25,041 -8.9%
General Aviation 14,893 17,620 -15.5% 14,893 17,620 -15.5%
Commercial 7,527 7,326 2.7% 7,527 7,326 2.7%
Commuter1 347 57 508.8% 347 57 508.8%
Military 43 38 13.2% 43 38 13.2%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,790 1,799 -0.5% 1,790 1,799 -0.5%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
January
2019
January
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total Passengers 13,928 14,835 -6.1% 13,928 14,835 -6.1%
Enplaned passengers 6,808 7,088 -4.0% 6,808 7,088 -4.0%
Deplaned passengers 7,120 7,747 -8.1% 7,120 7,747 -8.1%
Total Aircraft Operations 152 161 -5.6% 152 161 -5.6%
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: 1598.1 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 191.4 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for December 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.