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October 21, 2020

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS SEPTEMBER 2020 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in September 2020 as compared with September 2019. In September 2020, the Airport served 274,813 passengers, a decrease of 68.0% when compared with the September 2019 passenger traffic count of 859,174. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 57.2% and commuter aircraft operations increased 9.9% when compared with September 2019 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in September 2020 as compared with the same month in 2019. In September 2020, there were 22,844 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 12.9% decrease compared to 26,218 total aircraft operations in September 2019.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 83.9% of the total aircraft operations during September 2020, increased 4.8% when compared with September 2019.

The top three airlines in September 2020 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (96,587), American Airlines (59,820) and United Airlines (42,738).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - September 2020
September
2020
September
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total passengers 274,813 859,174 -68.0% 2,978,932 8,040,481 -63.0%
Enplaned passengers 136,590 428,516 -68.1% 1,489,228 4,018,364 -62.9%
Deplaned passengers 138,223 430,658 -67.9% 1,489,704 4,022,117 -63.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 22,844 26,218 -12.9% 178,286 232,898 -23.4%
General Aviation 19,186 18,309 4.8% 138,590 160,290 -13.5%
Commercial 3,151 7,360 -57.2% 35,552 67,830 -47.6%
Commuter1 489 445 9.9% 3,722 4,026 -7.6%
Military 18 104 -82.7% 422 752 -43.9%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,612 1,435 12.3% 13,522 13,558 -0.3%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
September
2020
September
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total Passengers 0 12,585 -100.0% 17,246 137,519 -87.5%
Enplaned passengers 0 6,275 -100.0% 8,703 69,452 -87.5%
Deplaned passengers 0 6,310 -100.0% 8,543 68,067 -87.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 0 118 -100.0% 172 1,318 -86.9%
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: 1,450 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 162 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for August 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.