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February 26, 2021

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS JANUARY 2021 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in January 2021 as compared with January 2020. In January 2021, the Airport served 195,290 passengers, a decrease of 75.8% when compared with the January 2020 passenger traffic count of 806,386. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 38.8% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 51.7% when compared with January 2020 levels.

Total aircraft operations decreased in January 2021 as compared with the same month in 2020. In January 2021, there were 18,267 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 19.5% decrease compared to 22,685 total aircraft operations in January 2020.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 75.1% of the total aircraft operations during January 2021, decreased 9.4% when compared with January 2020.

The top three airlines in January 2021 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (72,290), American Airlines (37,599) and United Airlines (24,173).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics – January 2021
January
2021
January
2020
% Change Year-To-Date
2021
Year-To-Date
2020
% Change
Total passengers 195,290 806,386 -75.8% 195,290 806,386 -75.8%
Enplaned passengers 96,799 402,291 -75.9% 96,799 402,291 -75.9%
Deplaned passengers 98,491 404,095 -75.6% 98,491 404,095 -75.6%
Total Aircraft Operations 18,267 22,685 -19.5% 18,267 22,685 -19.5%
General Aviation 13,719 15,141 -9.4% 13,719 15,141 -9.4%
Commercial 4,195 6,851 -38.8% 4,195 6,851 -38.8%
Commuter1 297 615 -51.7% 297 615 -51.7%
Military 56 78 -28.2% 56 78 -28.2%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,932 1,668 15.8% 1,932 1,668 15.8%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
January
2021
January
2020
% Change Year-To-Date
2021
Year-To-Date
2020
% Change
Total Passengers 0 7,448 -100.0% 0 7,448 -100.0%
Enplaned passengers 0 3,495 -100.0% 0 3,495 -100.0%
Deplaned passengers 0 3,953 -100.0% 0 3,953 -100.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 0 72 -100.0% 0 72 -100.0%
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: 1,820 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 112 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for December 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 30 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.