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August 9, 2011

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS MAY 2009 STATISTICS (Revised)**

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in May 2009 as compared to May 2008. In May 2009, the Airport served 739,093 passengers, a decrease of 4.2% when compared to the May 2008 passenger traffic count of 771,124.

Commercial Carrier flight operations increased 1.4%, while Commuter Carrier (air taxi) operations increased 23.3% when compared to the same levels recorded in May 2008.

Total aircraft operations decreased in May 2009 as compared to the same month in 2008. In May 2009, there were 24,520 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a decrease of 9.9% when compared to 27,218 total aircraft operations in May 2008.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 66.0% of the total aircraft operations during May 2009, decreased 15.6% when compared to May 2008.

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a self-supporting enterprise, owned and operated by the County of Orange, serves nearly nine million passengers annually and is governed by the five-member Orange County Board of Supervisors.

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John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - May 2009 (Revised)**
  May
2009
May
2008
% Change YTD 2009 YTD 2008 % Change
Total passengers 739,093 771,124 -4.2% 3,350,472 3,775,420 -11.3%
Enplaned passengers 369,185 385,109 -4.1% 1,669,126 1,886,884 -11.5%
Deplaned passengers 369,908 386,015 -4.2% 1,681,346 1,888,536 -11.0%
Air Cargo Tons* 1,382 1,488 -7.1% 6,301 8,096 -22.2%
Tower Operations 24,520 27,218 -9.9% 113,878 131,320 -13.3%
General Aviation Operations 16,233 19,237 -15.6% 75,745 90,477 -16.3%
Air Carrier Operations 7,201 7,103 1.4% 33,373 36,385 -8.3%
Air Taxi Operations 1,074 871 23.3% 4,725 4,425 6.8%
Military Operations 12 7 71.4% 35 33 6.1%
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All-Cargo Carriers: 1,309 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 73 tons

(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for April 2009)

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JWA Monthly Statistics were revised for the period July 2008 - May 2011 to correct a reporting omission for GA and Military Operations