FOLLOW US ON

Like us on Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
YouTube

For inquiries, contact:

Deanne Thompson
Manager, Public Relations/PIO
949.252.5182
dthompson@ocair.com

News Releases

April 21, 2020

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS MARCH 2020 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in March 2020 as compared with March 2019. In March 2020, the Airport served 337,981 passengers, a decrease of 63.4% when compared with the March 2019 passenger traffic count of 923,403. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 27.7% and commuter aircraft operations increased 25.0% when compared with March 2019 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in March 2020 as compared with the same month in 2019. In March 2020, there were 17,020 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 34.8% decrease compared to 26,107 total aircraft operations in March 2019.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 64.0% of the total aircraft operations during March 2020, decreased 39.1% when compared with March 2019.

The top three airlines in March 2020 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (111,365), American Airlines (61,774) and United Airlines (53,102).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics MARCH 2020
March
2020
March
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total passengers 337,981 923,403 -63.4% 1,908,873 2,532,284 -24.6%
Enplaned passengers 171,445 462,074 -62.9% 955,507 1,265,487 -24.5%
Deplaned passengers 166,536 461,329 -63.9% 953,366 1,266,797 -24.7%
Total Aircraft Operations 17,020 26,107 -34.8% 59,117 70,277 -15.9%
General Aviation 10,906 17,903 -39.1% 38,560 46,921 -17.8%
Commercial 5,583 7,720 -27.7% 18,703 21,984 -14.9%
Commuter1 500 400 25.0% 1,692 1,163 45.5%
Military 31 84 -63.1% 162 209 -22.5%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,420 1,401 1.4% 4,610 4,729 -2.5%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
March
2020
March
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total Passengers 2,813 16,693 -83.1% 17,246 43,614 -60.5%
Enplaned passengers 1,623 8,460 -80.8% 8,703 22,031 -60.5%
Deplaned passengers 1,190 8,233 -85.5% 8,543 21,583 -60.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 40 175 -77.1% 172 467 -63.2%
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: 1,278 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  142 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for February 2020)

3

Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.

-###-

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.