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April 22, 2019

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS MARCH 2019 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in March 2019 as compared with March 2018. In March 2019, the Airport served 923,469 passengers, an increase of 2.8% when compared with the March 2018 passenger traffic count of 898,418.

Commercial aircraft operations increased 1.4% and commuter aircraft operations increased 700% when compared with March 2018 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in March 2019 as compared with the same month in 2018. In March 2019, there were 26,107 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 2.7% increase compared to 25,419 total aircraft operations in March 2018.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 68.6% of the total aircraft operations during March 2019, increased 1.5% when compared with March 2018.

The top three airlines in March 2019 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (326,163), American Airlines (150,598) and United Airlines (139,978).

 

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics March 2019
March
2019
March
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total passengers 923,469 898,418 2.8% 2,532,418 2,479,181 2.1%
Enplaned passengers 462,113 450,280 2.6% 1,265,560 1,237,138 2.3%
Deplaned passengers 461,356 448,138 2.9% 1,266,858 1,242,043 2.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 26,107 25,419 2.7% 70,277 73,808 -4.8%
General Aviation 17,903 17,637 1.5% 46,921 51,950 -9.7%
Commercial 7,720 7,613 1.4% 21,984 21,535 2.1%
Commuter1 400 50 700.0% 1,163 137 748.9%
Military 84 119 -29.4% 209 186 12.4%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,401 1,430 -2.0% 4,729 4,807 -1.6%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
March
2019
March
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total Passengers 16,693 16,218 2.9% 43,614 43,718 -0.2%
Enplaned passengers 8,460 8,360 1.2% 22,031 21,772 1.2%
Deplaned passengers 8,233 7,858 4.8% 21,583 21,946 -1.7%
Total Aircraft Operations 175 175 0.0% 467 480 -2.7%
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: 1,232.6 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 168.8 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for February 2019)

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.