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November 16, 2018

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS SEPTEMBER 2018 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in September 2018 as compared with September 2017. In September 2018, the Airport served 856,688 passengers, an increase of 0.4% when compared with the September 2017 passenger traffic count of 853,545. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 0.7% and commuter aircraft operations increased 306.9% when compared with September 2017 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in September 2018 as compared with the same month in 2017. In September 2018, there were 27,987 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 14.0% increase compared to 24,550 total aircraft operations in September 2017.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 71.6% of the total aircraft operations during September 2018, increased 19.3% when compared with September 2017.

The top three airlines in September 2018 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (300,356), United Airlines (134,098) and American Airlines (128,663).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics September 2018
September
2018
September
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total passengers 856,688 853,545 0.4% 8,078,319 7,700,221 4.9%
Enplaned passengers 426,092 425,670 0.1% 4,034,991 3,846,162 4.9%
Deplaned passengers 430,596 427,875 0.6% 4,043,328 3,854,059 4.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 27,987 24,550 14.0% 239,096 219,828 8.8%
General Aviation 20,030 16,796 19.3% 168,615 152,191 10.8%
Commercial 7,605 7,660 -0.7% 68,803 66,781 3.0%
Commuter1 236 58 306.9% 1,006 474 112.2%
Military 116 36 222.2% 672 382 75.9%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,734 1,644 5.5% 14,692 14,140 3.9%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
September
2018
September
2017
% Change Year-To-Date
2018
Year-To-Date
2017
% Change
Total Passengers 16,343 14,264 14.6% 158,495 169,889 -6.7%
Enplaned passengers 8,125 7,077 14.8% 79,431 83,238 -4.6%
Deplaned passengers 8,218 7,187 14.3% 79,064 86,651 -8.8%
Total Aircraft Operations 180 178 1.1% 1,574 1,842 -14.5%
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: 1,497.3 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 236.5 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for August 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.