Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in April 2022 as compared to April 2021. In April 2022, the Airport served 958,826 passengers, an increase of 93.5% when compared with the April 2021 passenger traffic count of 495,592.
Compared to 25,313 passengers in April 2020, there was an increase of 3,687.9%.
Compared to 899,186 passengers in April 2019, there was an increase of 6.6%.
Commercial aircraft operations in April 2022 of 7,825 increased 44.7% and commuter aircraft operations of 468 increased 13.3% when comparing with April 2021 levels.
Compared to 2020 levels of commercial aircraft operations, there was an increase of 375.4% and commuter aircraft operations increased 310.5%.
Compared to 2019 levels of commercial aircraft operations there was an increase of 2.9% and commuter aircraft operations increased 18.2%.
Total aircraft operations decreased in April 2022 as compared with the same month in 2021. In April 2022, there were 25,729 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 4.0% decrease compared to 26,798 total aircraft operations in April 2021.
Compared to April 2020 of 13,085, total aircraft operations increased 96.6%.
Compared to April 2019 of 26,922, total aircraft operations decreased 4.4%.
General aviation activity of 17,378 accounted for 67.5% of the total aircraft operations during April 2022, and decreased 17.0% compared with April 2021.
Compared to April 2020 general aviation activity of 11,306, which accounted for 86.4% of total aircraft operations, operations increased 53.7%.
Compared to April 2019, general aviation activity of 18,850, which accounted for 70.0% of total aircraft operations, operations decreased 7.8%.
The top three airlines in April 2022 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (354,430), United Airlines (159,861) and American Airlines (156,876).
About John Wayne Airport
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.