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January 31, 2020

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS DECEMBER 2019 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in December 2019 as compared with December 2018. In December 2019, the Airport served 891,492 passengers, an increase of 7.7% when compared with the December 2018 passenger traffic count of 828,070. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 0.5% and commuter aircraft operations increased 33.0% when compared with December 2018 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in December 2019 as compared with the same month in 2018. In December 2019, there were 20,718 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 15.7% decrease compared to 24,579 total aircraft operations in December 2018.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 61.4% of the total aircraft operations during December 2019, decreased 23.5% when compared with December 2018.

The top three airlines in December 2019 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (274,794), American Airlines (153,370) and United Airlines (141,068).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics December 2019
December
2019
December
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total passengers 891,492 828,070 7.7% 10,656,986 10,664,038 -0.1%
Enplaned passengers 440,669 409,556 7.6% 5,318,287 5,317,149 0.0%
Deplaned passengers 450,823 418,514 7.7% 5,338,699 5,346,889 -0.2%
Total Aircraft Operations 20,718 24,579 -15.7% 301,098 316,783 -5.0%
General Aviation 12,731 16,635 -23.5% 204,680 222,270 -7.9%
Commercial 7,544 7,584 -0.5% 90,074 91,875 -2.0%
Commuter1 411 309 33.0% 5,360 1,785 200.3%
Military 32 51 -37.3% 984 853 15.4%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,474 1,595 -7.6% 17,825 19,552 -8.8%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
December
2019
December
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total Passengers 12,837 15,184 -15.5% 174,267 208,268 -16.3%
Enplaned passengers 6,454 7,690 -16.1% 88,066 104,460 -15.7%
Deplaned passengers 6,383 7,494 -14.8% 86,201 103,808 -17.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 119 161 -26.1% 1,652 2,073 -20.3%
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: 1,344 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  130 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for November 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.