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August 9, 2011

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

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in December 2009 as compared to December 2008. In December 2009, the Airport served 734,285 passengers, an increase of 6.5% when compared to the 689,589 passenger traffic count of December 2008.

Commercial Carrier flight operations increased 8.7%, while Commuter Carrier (air taxi) operations decreased 57.9% when compared to operations recorded in December 2008.

Total aircraft operations increased in December 2009 as compared to the same month in 2008. In December 2009, there were 22,470 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), an increase of 7.7% when compared to 20,855 total aircraft operations in December 2008.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 66% of the total aircraft operations during December 2009, increased 11.9% when compared to December 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 - December 2009 (Revised)**
 
  December
2009
December
2008
% Change YTD 2009 YTD 2008 % Change
Total passengers 734,285 689,589 6.5% 8,705,199 8,989,603 -3.2%
Enplaned passengers 362,122 344,026 5.3% 4,336,168 4,492,626 -3.5%
Deplaned passengers 372,163 345,563 7.7% 4,369,031 4,496,977 -2.8%
Air Cargo Tons* 1,088 1,170 -7.0% 15,152 17,383 -12.8%
Tower Operations 22,470 20,855 7.7% 285,342 300,843 -5.2%
General Aviation Operations 14,938 13,344 11.9% 191,012 205,902 -7.2%
Air Carrier Operations 7,131 6,561 8.7% 83,527 84,090 -0.7%
Air Taxi Operations 398 946 -57.9% 10,721 10,786 -0.6%
Military Operations 3 4 -25.0% 82 65 26.2%
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All-Cargo Carriers: 990 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 98 tons

(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for November 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