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June 23, 2020

John Wayne Airport Posts May 2020 Statistics

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in May 2020 as compared with May 2019. In May 2020, the Airport served 82,342 passengers, a decrease of 91.3% when compared with the May 2019 passenger traffic count of 942,680. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 78.0% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 73.2% when compared with May 2019 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in May 2020 as compared with the same month in 2019. In May 2020, there were 17,352 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 34.5% decrease compared to 26,509 total aircraft operations in May 2019.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 88.7% of the total aircraft operations during May 2020, decreased 14.5% when compared with May 2019.

The top three airlines in May 2020 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (33,828), American Airlines (20,136) and Alaska Airlines (8,798).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics May 2020
May
2020
May
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total passengers 82,342 942,680 -91.3% 2,016,528 4,374,150 -53.9%
Enplaned passengers 41,165 469,225 -91.2% 1,009,305 2,185,392 -53.8%
Deplaned passengers 41,177 473,455 -91.3% 1,007,223 2,188,758 -54.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 17,352 26,509 -34.5% 89,554 123,708 -27.6%
General Aviation 15,392 18,000 -14.5% 65,258 83,771 -22.1%
Commercial 1,742 7,926 -78.0% 22,091 37,518 -41.1%
Commuter1 134 500 -73.2% 1,940 2,059 -5.8%
Military 84 83 1.2% 265 360 -26.4%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,261 1,452 -13.2% 7,253 7,742 -6.3%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
May
2020
May
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total Passengers 0 19,663 -100.0% 17,246 81,554 -78.9%
Enplaned passengers 0 10,014 -100.0% 8,703 41,306 -78.9%
Deplaned passengers 0 9,649 -100.0% 8,543 40,248 -78.8%
Total Aircraft Operations 0 186 -100.0% 172 825 -79.2%
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: 1,205 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  56 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for April 2020)

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.