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November 24, 2020

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS OCTOBER 2020 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in October 2020 as compared with October 2019. In October 2020, the Airport served 307,865 passengers, a decrease of 65.7% when compared with the October 2019 passenger traffic count of 897,873. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 56.0% and commuter aircraft operations increased 11.1% when compared with October 2019 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in October 2020 as compared with the same month in 2019. In October 2020, there were 22,905 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 10.1% decrease compared to 25,468 total aircraft operations in October 2019.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 82.8% of the total aircraft operations during October 2020, increased 9.6% when compared with October 2019.

The top three airlines in October 2020 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (100,066), American Airlines (70,320) and United Airlines (47,266).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - October 2020
October
2020
October
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total passengers 307,865 897,873 -65.7% 3,286,797 8,938,354 -63.2%
Enplaned passengers 152,848 445,258 -65.7% 1,642,076 4,463,622 -63.2%
Deplaned passengers 155,017 452,615 -65.8% 1,644,721 4,474,732 -63.2%
Total Aircraft Operations 22,905 25,468 -10.1% 201,191 258,366 -22.1%
General Aviation 18,984 17,317 9.6% 157,574 177,607 -11.3%
Commercial 3,332 7,571 -56.0% 38,884 75,401 -48.4%
Commuter1 512 461 11.1% 4,234 4,487 -5.6%
Military 77 119 -35.3% 499 871 -42.7%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,605 1,296 23.8% 15,127 14,854 1.8%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
October
2020
October
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total Passengers 0 11,733 -100.0% 17,246 149,252 -88.4%
Enplaned passengers 0 5,837 -100.0% 8,703 75,289 -88.4%
Deplaned passengers 0 5,896 -100.0% 8,543 73,963 -88.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 0 104 -100.0% 172 1,422 -87.9%
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: 1,442 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 163 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for September 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.