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John Wayne Airport posts January 2022 statistics

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in January 2022 as compared to January 2021. In January 2022, the Airport served 630,402 passengers, an increase of 222.8% when compared with the January 2021 passenger traffic count of 195,290. There was a decrease of 21.8% when compared to 806,386 passengers in January 2020 and a decrease of 23.1% when compared to January 2019 of 819,358 passengers. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 73.0% and commuter aircraft operations increased 64.6% when compared with January 2021 levels. Levels compared to 2020 show commercial aircraft operations of 6,851 increased 5.9% and commuter aircraft operations of 615 decreased 20.5%. January 2022 in comparison to 2019 levels, commercial aircraft operations of 7,527 decreased 3.6% and commuter aircraft operations of 347 increased 40.9%. 

Total aircraft operations increased in January 2022 as compared with the same month in 2021. In January 2022, there were 24,350 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 33.3% increase compared to 18,267 total aircraft operations in January 2021. Total aircraft operations increased 7.3% compared to 22,685 in January 2020 and increased 6.8% compared to the January 2019 22,810 total.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 68% of the total aircraft operations during January 2022, increased 20.7% when compared with January 2021, and increased 9.4% when compared to general aviation activity of 15,141 in January 2020, which accounted for 66.7% of total aircraft operations. When compared to January 2019 general aviation activity of 14,893, which accounted for 65.3% of total aircraft operations, it increased 11.2%.

The top three airlines in January 2022 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (230,713), American Airlines (95,762) and United Airlines (88,285).

John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics – January 2022
  January 2022 January 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total passengers 630,402 195,290 222.8% 630,402 195,290 222.8%
Enplaned passengers 314,300 96,799 224.7% 314,300 96,799 224.7%
Deplaned passengers 316,102 98,491 220.9% 316,102 98,491 220.9%
Total Aircraft Operations 24,350 18,267 33.3% 24,350 18,267 33.3%
General Aviation 16,560 13,719 20.7% 16,560 13,719 20.7%
Commercial 7,256 4,195 73.0% 7,256 4,195 73.0%
Commuter 1 489 297 64.6% 489 297 64.6%
Military 45 56 -19.6% 45 56 -19.6%
Air Cargo Tons 2 2,001 1,932 3.6% 2,001 1,932 3.6%
International Statistics 3 (included in totals above)
  January 2022 January 2021 % Change Year-To-Date 2022 Year-To-Date 2021 % Change
Total Passengers 11,139 0 0.0% 11,139 0 0.0%
Enplaned passengers 5,215 0 0.0% 5,215 0 0.0%
Deplaned passengers 5,924 0 0.0% 5,924 0 0.0%
Total Aircraft Operations 206 0 0.0% 206 0 0.0%
  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:
    1,861 tons
    Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo):
    140 tons
    Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for:
    December 2021
  3. Includes all Canada and Mexico Commercial passengers and operations.
This article was released by the John Wayne Airport.