April 26, 2023

John Wayne Airport Passenger Traffic Increased Year-Over-Year

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in February 2023 as compared to February 2022. In February 2023, the Airport served 841,593 passengers, an increase of 17.3% when compared with the February 2022 passenger traffic count of 717,400.

Commercial aircraft operations in February 2023 of 6,965 increased 1.4% and commuter aircraft operations of 435 decreased 1.8% when comparing with February 2022 levels. 

Total aircraft operations decreased in February 2023 as compared with the same month in 2022. In February 2023, there were 19,166 total aircraft operations (takeoffs and landings) a 18.5% decrease compared to 23,522 total aircraft operations in February 2022.

General aviation activity of 11,734 accounted for 61.2% of the total aircraft operations during February 2023 and decreased 27.3% compared with February 2022.

The top three airlines in February 2023 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (291,950), American Airlines (134,648) and United Airlines (125,707).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - February 2023

 

February 2023

February 2022

% Change

Year-To-Date 2023

Year-To-Date 2022

% Change

Total passengers

841,593

717,400

17.3%

1,722,642

1,347,802

27.8%

Enplaned passengers

417,960

357,029

17.1%

855,140

671,329

27.4%

Deplaned passengers

423,633

360,371

17.6%

867,502

676,473

28.2%

Total Aircraft Operations

19,166

23,522

-18.5%

39,579

47,872

-17.3%

General Aviation

11,734

16,145

-27.3%

23,994

32,705

-26.6%

Commercial

6,965

6,866

1.4%

14,621

14,122

3.5%

Commuter 1

435

443

-1.8%

917

932

-1.6%

Military

32

68

-52.9%

47

113

-58.4%

Air Cargo Tons 2

1,237

1,257

-1.6%

2,971

3,258

-8.8%

International Statistics 3

(included in totals above)

 

February 2023

February 2022

% Change

Year-To-Date 2023

Year-To-Date 2022

% Change

Total Passengers

28,373

12,572

125.7%

57,311

23,711

141.7%

Enplaned passengers

14,294

6,296

127.0%

28,544

11,511

148.0%

Deplaned passengers

14,079

6,276

124.3%

28,767

12,200

135.8%

Total Aircraft Operations

223

181

23.2%

471

387

21.7%

  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:

1,139 tons

Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):

98 tons

Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:

January 2023

  1. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.

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 11.3 million passengers annually and reaches more than 40 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.

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