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April 9, 2020

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS FEBRUARY 2020 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in February 2020 as compared with February 2019. In February 2020, the Airport served 764,506 passengers, a decrease of 3.2% when compared with the February 2019 passenger traffic count of 789,523. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 6.9% and commuter aircraft operations increased 38.7% when compared with February 2019 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in February 2020 as compared with the same month in 2019. In February 2020, there were 19,412 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 9.1% decrease compared to 21,360 total aircraft operations in February 2019.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 64.4% of the total aircraft operations during February 2020, decreased 11.4% when compared with February 2019.

The top three airlines in February 2020 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (258,797), American Airlines (126,559) and United Airlines (117,092).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics February 2020
February
2020
February
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total passengers 764,506 789,523 -3.2% 1,570,892 1,608,881 -2.4%
Enplaned passengers 381,771 393,441 -3.0% 784,062 803,413 -2.4%
Deplaned passengers 382,735 396,082 -3.4% 786,830 805,468 -2.3%
Total Aircraft Operations 19,412 21,360 -9.1% 42,097 44,170 -4.7%
General Aviation 12,513 14,125 -11.4% 27,654 29,018 -4.7%
Commercial 6,269 6,737 -6.9% 13,120 14,264 -8.0%
Commuter1 577 416 38.7% 1,192 763 56.2%
Military 53 82 -35.4% 131 125 4.8%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,522 1,538 -1.0% 3,190 3,328 -4.1%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
February
2020
February
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total Passengers 6,985 12,993 -46.2% 14,433 26,921 -46.4%
Enplaned passengers 3,585 6,763 -47.0% 7,080 13,571 -47.8%
Deplaned passengers 3,400 6,230 -45.4% 7,353 13,350 -44.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 60 140 -57.1% 132 292 -54.8%
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: 1,384 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  138 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for January 2020)

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.