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November 13, 2019

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS SEPTEMBER 2019 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in September 2019 as compared with September 2018. In September 2019, the Airport served 859,174 passengers, an increase of 0.3% when compared with the September 2018 passenger traffic count of 856,688. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 3.2% and commuter aircraft operations increased 88.6% when compared with September 2018 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in September 2019 as compared with the same month in 2018. In September 2019, there were 26,218 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 6.3% decrease compared to 27,987 total aircraft operations in September 2018.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 69.8% of the total aircraft operations during September 2019, decreased 8.6% when compared with September 2018.

The top three airlines in September 2019 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (275,410), American Airlines (142,219) and United Airlines (138,707).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics September 2019
*REVISED November 26, 2019*
September
2019
September
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019*
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change*
Total passengers 859,174 856,688 0.3% 8,040,481 8,078,319 -0.5%
Enplaned passengers 428,516 426,092 0.6% 4,018,364 4,034,991 -0.4%
Deplaned passengers 430,658 430,596 0.0% 4,022,117 4,043,328 -0.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 26,218 27,987 -6.3% 232,898 239,096 -2.6%
General Aviation 18,309 20,030 -8.6% 160,290 168,615 -4.9%
Commercial 7,360 7,605 -3.2% 67,830 68,803 -1.4%
Commuter1 445 236 88.6% 4,026 1,006 300.2%
Military 104 116 -10.3% 752 672 11.9%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,435 1,734 -17.2% 13,558 14,692 -7.7%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
September
2019
September
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total Passengers 12,585 16,343 -23.0% 137,519 158,495 -13.2%
Enplaned passengers 6,275 8,125 -22.8% 69,452 79,431 -12.6%
Deplaned passengers 6,310 8,218 -23.2% 68,067 79,064 -13.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 118 180 -34.4% 1,318 1,574 -16.3%
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: 1,286 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  149 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for August 2019)

3

Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.

 

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics
September 2019
September
2019
September
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total passengers 859,174 856,688 0.3% 8,041,305 8,078,319 -0.5%
Enplaned passengers 428,516 426,092 0.6% 4,018,839 4,034,991 -0.4%
Deplaned passengers 430,658 430,596 0.0% 4,022,466 4,043,328 -0.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 26,218 27,987 -6.3% 232,898 239,096 -2.6%
General Aviation 18,309 20,030 -8.6% 160,290 168,615 -4.9%
Commercial 7,360 7,605 -3.2% 67,830 68,803 -1.4%
Commuter1 445 236 88.6% 4,026 1,006 300.2%
Military 104 116 -10.3% 752 672 11.9%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,435 1,734 -17.2% 13,558 14,692 -7.7%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
September
2019
September
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total Passengers 12,585 16,343 -23.0% 137,519 158,495 -13.2%
Enplaned passengers 6,275 8,125 -22.8% 69,452 79,431 -12.6%
Deplaned passengers 6,310 8,218 -23.2% 68,067 79,064 -13.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 118 180 -34.4% 1,318 1,574 -16.3%
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: 1,286 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  149 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for August 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.