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December 22, 2020

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS NOVEMBER 2020 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in November 2020 as compared with November 2019. In November 2020, the Airport served 277,020 passengers, a decrease of 66.5% when compared with the November 2019 passenger traffic count of 827,140. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 48.0% and commuter aircraft operations increased 19.5% when compared with November 2019 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in November 2020 as compared with the same month in 2019. In November 2020, there were 19,088 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 13.3% decrease compared to 22,014 total aircraft operations in November 2019.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 77.9% of the total aircraft operations during November 2020, increased 3.7% when compared with November 2019.

The top three airlines in November 2020 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (100,569), American Airlines (56,609) and United Airlines (40,957).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - November 2020
November
2020
November
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total passengers 277,020 827,140 -66.5% 3,563,817 9,765,494 -63.5%
Enplaned passengers 135,213 413,996 -67.3% 1,777,289 4,877,618 -63.6%
Deplaned passengers 141,807 413,144 -65.7% 1,786,528 4,887,876 -63.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 19,088 22,014 -13.3% 220,279 280,380 -21.4%
General Aviation 14,870 14,342 3.7% 172,444 191,949 -10.2%
Commercial 3,649 7,129 -48.8% 42,533 82,530 -48.5%
Commuter1 552 462 19.5% 4,786 4,949 -3.3%
Military 17 81 -79.0% 516 952 -45.8%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,641 1,497 9.6% 16,768 16,351 2.6%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
November
2020
November
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total Passengers 0 12,178 -100.0% 17,246 161,430 -89.3%
Enplaned passengers 0 6,323 -100.0% 8,703 81,612 -89.3%
Deplaned passengers 0 5,855 -100.0% 8,543 79,818 -89.3%
Total Aircraft Operations 0 111 -100.0% 172 1,533 -88.8%
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: 1,501 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 140 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for October 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.