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September 28, 2020

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS AUGUST 2020 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in August 2020 as compared with August 2019. In August 2020, the Airport served 266,986 passengers, a decrease of 71.7% when compared with the August 2019 passenger traffic count of 942,385. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 50.1% and commuter aircraft operations increased 0.6% when compared with August 2019 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in August 2020 as compared with the same month in 2019. In August 2020, there were 22,963 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 23.3% decrease compared to 29,921 total aircraft operations in August 2019.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 80.7% of the total aircraft operations during August 2020, decreased 13.8% when compared with August 2019.

The top three airlines in August 2020 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (105,264), American Airlines (61,382) and United Airlines (33,118).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - August 2020
August
2020
August
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total passengers 266,986 942,385 -71.7% 2,704,119 7,181,307 -62.3%
Enplaned passengers 132,788 473,104 -71.9% 1,352,639 3,589,848 -62.3%
Deplaned passengers 134,198 469,281 -71.4% 1,351,481 3,591,459 -62.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 22,963 29,921 -23.3% 155,442 206,680 -24.8%
General Aviation 18,540 21,520 -13.8% 119,404 141,981 -15.9%
Commercial 3,852 7,721 -50.1% 32,401 60,470 -46.4%
Commuter1 548 545 0.6% 3,233 3,581 -9.7%
Military 23 135 -83.0% 404 648 -37.7%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,652 1,428 15.7% 11,910 12,123 -1.8%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
August
2020
August
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total Passengers 0 10,664 -100.0% 17,246 124,934 -86.2%
Enplaned passengers 0 5,307 -100.0% 8,703 63,177 -86.2%
Deplaned passengers 0 5,357 -100.0% 8,543 61,757 -86.2%
Total Aircraft Operations 0 89 -100.0% 172 1,200 -85.7%
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: 1,556 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 96 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for July 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.