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January 9, 2020

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS NOVEMBER 2019 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in November 2019 as compared with November 2018. In November 2019, the Airport served 827,140 passengers, a decrease of 2.7% when compared with the November 2018 passenger traffic count of 850,458. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 4.9% and commuter aircraft operations increased 110.0% when compared with November 2018 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in November 2019 as compared with the same month in 2018. In November 2019, there were 22,014 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 15.9% decrease compared to 26,182 total aircraft operations in November 2018.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 65.1% of the total aircraft operations during November 2019, decreased 22.1% when compared with November 2018.

The top three airlines in November 2019 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (261,072), American Airlines (139,892) and United Airlines (129,677).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics November 2019
November
2019
November
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total passengers 827,140 850,458 -2.7% 9,765,494 9,835,968 -0.7%
Enplaned passengers 413,996 421,291 -1.7% 4,877,618 4,907,593 -0.6%
Deplaned passengers 413,144 429,167 -3.7% 4,887,876 4,928,375 -0.8%
Total Aircraft Operations 22,014 26,182 -15.9% 280,380 292,204 -4.0%
General Aviation 14,342 18,413 -22.1% 191,949 205,635 -6.7%
Commercial 7,129 7,499 -4.9% 82,530 84,291 -2.1%
Commuter1 462 220 110.0% 4,949 1,476 235.3%
Military 81 50 62.0% 952 802 18.7%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,497 1,721 -13.0% 16,351 17,957 -8.9%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
November
2019
November
2018
% Change Year-To-Date
2019
Year-To-Date
2018
% Change
Total Passengers 12,178 17,735 -31.3% 161,430 193,084 -16.4%
Enplaned passengers 6,323 8,996 -29.7% 81,612 96,770 -15.7%
Deplaned passengers 5,855 8,739 -33.0% 79,818 96,314 -17.1%
Total Aircraft Operations 111 172 -35.5% 1,533 1,912 -19.8%
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: 1,341 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  156 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for October 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.