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June 24, 2019

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS MAY 2019 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in May 2019 as compared with May 2018. In May 2019, the Airport served 942,872 passengers, an increase of 3.0% when compared with the May 2018 passenger traffic count of 915,833. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 0.6% and commuter aircraft operations increased 762.1% when compared with May 2018 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in May 2019 as compared with the same month in 2018. In May 2019, there were 26,509 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 0.2% decrease compared to 26,572 total aircraft operations in May 2018.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 67.9% of the total aircraft operations during May 2019, decreased 3.1% when compared with May 2018.

The top three airlines in May 2019 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (324,672), American Airlines (153,571) and United Airlines (146,594).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics May 2019
May
2019
May
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total passengers 942,872 915,833 3.0% 4,374,566 4,288,682 2.0%
Enplaned passengers 469,336 457,335 2.6% 2,185,622 2,142,639 2.0%
Deplaned passengers 473,536 458,498 3.3% 2,188,944 2,146,043 2.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 26,509 26,572 -0.2% 123,708 125,379 -1.3%
General Aviation 18,000 18,582 -3.1% 83,771 87,848 -4.6%
Commercial 7,926 7,877 0.6% 37,518 36,964 1.5%
Commuter1 500 58 762.1% 2,059 251 720.3%
Military 83 55 50.9% 360 316 13.9%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,452 1,574 -7.8% 7,742 8,112 -4.6%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
May
2019
May
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total Passengers 19,663 18,529 6.1% 81,554 79,403 2.7%
Enplaned passengers 10,014 9,473 5.7% 41,306 39,865 3.6%
Deplaned passengers 9,649 9,056 6.5% 40,248 39,538 1.8%
Total Aircraft Operations 186 186 0.0% 825 837 -1.4%
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: 1,269.4 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 182.6 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for April 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.