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March 11, 2020

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS JANUARY 2020 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in January 2020 as compared with January 2019. In January 2020, the Airport served 806,386 passengers, a decrease of 1.6% when compared with the January 2019 passenger traffic count of 819,358. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 9.0% and commuter aircraft operations increased 77.2% when compared with January 2019 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in January 2020 as compared with the same month in 2019. In January 2020, there were 22,685 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 0.5% decrease compared to 22,810 total aircraft operations in January 2019.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 66.7% of the total aircraft operations during January 2020, increased 1.7% when compared with January 2019.

The top three airlines in January 2020 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (264,695), American Airlines (135,644) and United Airlines (128,150).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics January 2020
January
2020
January
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total passengers 806,386 819,358 -1.6% 806,386 819,358 -1.6%
Enplaned passengers 402,291 409,972 -1.9% 402,291 409,972 -1.9%
Deplaned passengers 404,095 409,386 -1.3% 404,095 409,386 -1.3%
Total Aircraft Operations 22,685 22,810 -0.5% 22,685 22,810 -0.5%
General Aviation 15,141 14,893 1.7% 15,141 14,893 1.7%
Commercial 6,851 7,527 -9.0% 6,851 7,527 -9.0%
Commuter1 615 347 77.2% 615 347 77.2%
Military 78 43 81.4% 78 43 81.4%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,668 1,790 -6.8% 1,668 1,790 -6.8%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
January
2020
January
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total Passengers 7,448 13,928 -46.5% 7,448 13,928 -46.5%
Enplaned passengers 3,495 6,808 -48.7% 3,495 6,808 -48.7%
Deplaned passengers 3,953 7,120 -44.5% 3,953 7,120 -44.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 72 152 -52.6% 72 152 -52.6%
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: 1,530 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  138 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for December 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.