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April 1, 2019

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS FEBRUARY 2019 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in February 2019 as compared with February 2018. In February 2019, the Airport served 789,557 passengers, an increase of 3.4% when compared with the February 2018 passenger traffic count of 763,505. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 2.1% and commuter aircraft operations increased 1286.7% when compared with February 2018 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in February 2019 as compared with the same month in 2018. In February 2019, there were 21,360 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), an 8.5% decrease compared to 23,348 total aircraft operations in February 2018.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 66.1% of the total aircraft operations during February 2019, decreased 15.4% when compared with February 2018.

The top three airlines in February 2019 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (280,273), American Airlines (128,287) and United Airlines (119,266).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics February 2019
February
2019
February
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total passengers 789,557 763,505 3.4% 1,608,949 1,580,763 1.8%
Enplaned passengers 393,457 379,114 3.8% 803,447 786,858 2.1%
Deplaned passengers 396,100 384,391 3.0% 805,502 793,905 1.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 21,360 23,348 -8.5% 44,170 48,389 -8.7%
General Aviation 14,125 16,693 -15.4% 29,018 34,313 -15.4%
Commercial 6,737 6,596 2.1% 14,264 13,922 2.5%
Commuter1 416 30 1286.7% 763 87 777.0%
Military 82 29 182.8% 125 67 86.6%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,538 1,578 -2.5% 3,328 3,377 -1.5%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
February
2019
February
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total Passengers 12,993 12,665 2.6% 26,921 27,500 -2.1%
Enplaned passengers 6,763 6,324 6.9% 13,571 13,412 1.2%
Deplaned passengers 6,230 6,341 -1.8% 13,350 14,088 -5.2%
Total Aircraft Operations 140 144 -2.8% 292 305 -4.3%
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: 1,352.5 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 185.8 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for January 2019)

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.