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September 16, 2019

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS JULY 2019 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in July 2019 as compared with July 2018. In July 2019, the Airport served 946,111 passengers, a decrease of 4.5% when compared with the July 2018 passenger traffic count of 991,003. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 5.0% and commuter aircraft operations increased 152.7% when compared with July 2018 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in July 2019 as compared with the same month in 2018. In July 2019, there were 27,520 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 3.3% decrease compared to 28,466 total aircraft operations in July 2018.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 69.7% of the total aircraft operations during July 2019, decreased 4.3% when compared with July 2018.

The top three airlines in July 2019 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (287,054), American Airlines (161,088) and United Airlines (156,878).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics
July 2019
July
2019
July
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total passengers 946,111 991,003 -4.5% 6,239,590 6,230,519 0.1%
Enplaned passengers 471,054 491,598 -4.2% 3,117,136 3,112,305 0.2%
Deplaned passengers 475,057 499,405 -4.9% 3,122,454 3,118,214 0.1%
Total Aircraft Operations 27,520 28,466 -3.3% 176,759 180,488 -2.1%
General Aviation 19,194 20,052 -4.3% 120,461 126,502 -4.8%
Commercial 7,719 8,129 -5.0% 52,749 52,972 -0.4%
Commuter1 523 207 152.7% 3,036 531 471.8%
Military 84 78 7.7% 513 483 6.2%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,399 1,689 -17.2% 10,695 11,439 -6.5%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
July
2019
July
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total Passengers 16,004 21,685 -26.2% 114,270 121,152 -5.7%
Enplaned passengers 8,155 10,821 -24.6% 57,870 61,114 -5.3%
Deplaned passengers 7,849 10,864 -27.8% 56,400 60,038 -6.1%
Total Aircraft Operations 136 187 -27.3% 1,111 1,208 -8.0%
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: 1,235 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 164 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for June 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.