SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in October 2017 as compared with October 2016. In October 2017, the Airport served 930,911 passengers, an increase of 1.4% when compared with the October 2016 passenger traffic count of 918,116.
Commercial aircraft operations increased 3.2% and commuter aircraft operations decreased 28.4% when compared with October 2016 levels.
Total aircraft operations increased in October 2017 as compared with the same month in 2016. In October 2017, there were 25,466 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 10.1% increase compared to 23,128 total aircraft operations in October 2016.
General aviation activity, which accounted for 67.8% of the total aircraft operations during October 2017, increased 14.3% when compared with October 2016.
The top three airlines in October 2017 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (369,960), American Airlines (150,251) and United Airlines (140,345).
JWA Noise and Access Reports
JWA publishes quarterly Noise and Access Reports which can be found on their websitehere. The latest report is June 2017. These reports have a wealth of information including the statistics copied below which show how many commercial jet operations and general aviation jets use JWA.
In the column on the extreme right, you can see how many jets are using JWA. If for example, there are 330 operations, then half of those or 165 are departing over Newport Beach.