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January 23, 2018

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS DECEMBER 2017 STATISTICS

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in December 2017 as compared with December 2016. In December 2017, the Airport served 899,451 passengers, an increase of 3.3% when compared with the December 2016 passenger traffic count of 870,956. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 2.1% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 25.8% when compared with December 2016 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in December 2017 as compared with the same month in 2016. In December 2017, there were 23,592 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 10.9% increase compared to 21,266 total aircraft operations in December 2016.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 66.8% of the total aircraft operations during December 2017, increased 16.3% when compared with December 2016.

The top three airlines in December 2017 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (361,163), United Airlines (140,317) and American Airlines (136,969).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - December 2017
December
2017
December
2016
% Change Year-To-Date
2017
Year-To-Date
2016
% Change
Total passengers 899,451 870,956 3.3% 10,423,578 10,496,511 -0.7%
Enplaned passengers 443,609 434,400 2.1% 5,195,047 5,243,852 -0.9%
Deplaned passengers 455,842 436,556 4.4% 5,228,531 5,252,659 -0.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 23,592 21,266 10.9% 293,649 284,246 3.3%
General Aviation 15,762 13,554 16.3% 202,323 191,159 5.8%
Commercial 7,767 7,605 2.1% 90,250 91,279 -1.1%
Commuter1 49 66 -25.8% 619 1,243 -50.2%
Military 14 41 -65.9% 457 565 -19.1%
Air Cargo Tons2 1,791 1,494 19.9% 19,101 18,109 5.5%

International Statistics3 (included in totals above)
December
2017
December
2016
% Change Year-To-Date
2017
Year-To-Date
2016
% Change
Total Passengers 15,761 27,720 -43.1% 220,025 351,162 -37.3%
Enplaned passengers 7,960 15,358 -48.2% 108,013 170,821 -36.8%
Deplaned passengers 7,801 12,362 -36.9% 112,012 180,341 -37.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 176 313 -43.8% 2,370 3,937 -39.8%
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:  1,591 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):  200 tons
(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for November 2017)

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.