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January 20, 2021

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS DECEMBER 2020 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in December 2020 as compared with December 2019. In December 2020, the Airport served 231,033 passengers, a decrease of 74.1% when compared with the December 2019 passenger traffic count of 891,492. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 49.1% and commuter aircraft operations increased 12.9% when compared with December 2019 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in December 2020 as compared with the same month in 2019. In December 2020, there were 18,061 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 12.8% decrease compared to 20,718 total aircraft operations in December 2019.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 76.1% of the total aircraft operations during December 2020, increased 8.0% when compared with December 2019.

The top three airlines in December 2020 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (86,094), American Airlines (45,239) and United Airlines (32,277).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - December 2020
December
2020
December
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total passengers 231,033 891,492 -74.1% 3,794,850 10,656,986 -64.4%
Enplaned passengers 115,738 440,669 -73.7% 1,893,027 5,318,287 -64.4%
Deplaned passengers 115,295 450,823 -74.4% 1,901,823 5,338,699 -64.4%
Total Aircraft Operations 18,061 20,718 -12.8% 238,340 301,098 -20.8%
General Aviation 13,745 12,731 8.0% 186,189 204,680 -9.0%
Commercial 3,837 7,544 -49.1% 46,370 90,074 -48.5%
Commuter1 464 411 12.9% 5,250 5,360 -2.1%
Military 15 32 -53.1% 531 984 -46.0%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,435 1,474 -2.6% 18,203 17,825 2.1%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
December
2020
December
2019
% Change Year-To-Date
2020
Year-To-Date
2019
% Change
Total Passengers 0 12,837 -100.0% 17,246 174,267 -90.1%
Enplaned passengers 0 6,454 -100.0% 8,703 88,066 -90.1%
Deplaned passengers 0 6,383 -100.0% 8,543 86,201 -90.1%
Total Aircraft Operations 0 119 -100.0% 172 1,652 -89.6%
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: 1,320 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 115 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for November 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.