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October 12, 2018

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS AUGUST 2018 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in August 2018 as compared with August 2017. In August 2018, the Airport served 991,112 passengers, an increase of 6.1% when compared with the August 2017 passenger traffic count of 934,515. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 3.8% and commuter aircraft operations increased 419.6% when compared with August 2017 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in August 2018 as compared with the same month in 2017. In August 2018, there were 30,621 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 16.7% increase compared to 26,250 total aircraft operations in August 2017.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 72.1% of the total aircraft operations during August 2018, increased 21.3% when compared with August 2017.

The top three airlines in August 2018 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (354,854), American Airlines (158,157) and United Airlines (157,680).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics August 2018
August
2018
August
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total passengers 991,112 934,515 6.1% 7,221,631 6,846,676 5.5%
Enplaned passengers 496,594 469,509 5.8% 3,608,899 3,420,492 5.5%
Deplaned passengers 494,518 465,006 6.3% 3,612,732 3,426,184 5.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 30,621 26,250 16.7% 211,109 195,278 8.1%
General Aviation 22,083 18,199 21.3% 148,585 135,395 9.7%
Commercial 8,226 7,925 3.8% 61,198 59,121 3.5%
Commuter1 239 46 419.6% 770 416 85.1%
Military 73 80 -8.8% 556 346 60.7%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,519 1,525 -0.4% 12,958 12,496 3.7%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
August
2018
August
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total Passengers 21,000 20,259 3.7% 142,152 155,625 -8.7%
Enplaned passengers 10,192 9,450 7.9% 71,306 76,161 -6.4%
Deplaned passengers 10,808 10,809 0.0% 70,846 79,464 -10.8%
Total Aircraft Operations 186 182 2.2% 1,394 1,664 -16.2%
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: 1,304.8 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 213.8 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for July 2018)

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.