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May 28, 2019

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS APRIL 2019 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in April 2019 as compared with April 2018. In April 2019, the Airport served 899,276 passengers, an increase of 0.6% when compared with the April 2018 passenger traffic count of 893,668. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 0.7% and commuter aircraft operations increased 607.1% when compared with April 2018 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in April 2019 as compared with the same month in 2018. In April 2019, there were 26,922 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 7.7% increase compared to 24,999 total aircraft operations in April 2018.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 70.0% of the total aircraft operations during April 2019, increased 8.9% when compared with April 2018.

The top three airlines in April 2019 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (318,595), United Airlines (138,398) and American Airlines (136,417).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics April 2019
April
2019
April
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total passengers 899,276 893,668 0.6% 3,431,694 3,372,849 1.7%
Enplaned passengers 450,726 448,166 0.6% 1,716,286 1,685,304 1.8%
Deplaned passengers 448,550 445,502 0.7% 1,715,408 1,687,545 1.7%
Total Aircraft Operations 26,922 24,999 7.7% 97,199 98,807 -1.6%
General Aviation 18,850 17,316 8.9% 65,771 69,266 -5.0%
Commercial 7,608 7,552 0.7% 29,592 29,087 1.7%
Commuter1 396 56 607.1% 1,559 193 707.8%
Military 68 75 -9.3% 277 261 6.1%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,561 1,731 -9.8% 6,290 6,538 -3.8%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
April
2019
April
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total Passengers 18,277 17,156 6.5% 61,891 60,874 1.7%
Enplaned passengers 9,261 8,620 7.4% 31,292 30,392 3.0%
Deplaned passengers 9,016 8,536 5.6% 30,599 30,482 0.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 172 171 0.6% 639 651 -1.8%
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: 1,369.2 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 192.1 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for March 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.