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January 29, 2013

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT POSTS DECEMBER 2012 STATISTICS AND CALENDAR YEAR 2012 STATISTICS (Revised)3

SANTA ANA, Calif. - John Wayne Airport (JWA) today announced results of its 2012 passenger travel.  JWA served more than 8.85 million passengers in 2012 which represents an increase of 2.9% compared to 2011.

"The addition of service to three new destinations in Mexico by AirTran and Interjet helped contribute to this growth," said Alan L. Murphy. "The overall increase in passengers, however, reflects both the new international service and improvements in the general domestic travel market."

For the month of December 2012, airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased compared to December 2011.  In December 2012, the Airport served 735,626 passengers, an increase of 5.5% when compared to the 697,512 passenger traffic count of December 2011.

Commercial aircraft operations increased 3.6%, while Commuter aircraft operations decreased 14.9% when compared to the levels recorded in December 2011.

Total aircraft operations increased in December 2012 as compared to the same month in 2011.  In December 2012, there were 19,139 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), an increase of 2.9% when compared to 18,593 total aircraft operations in December 2011.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 63.4% of the total aircraft operations during December 2012, increased 2.9% when compared to December 2011.


John Wayne Airport
Monthly Airport Statistics - December 2012 (Revised)3
 
  December
2012
December
2011
% Change Year-to-Date
2012
Year-to-Date
2011
% Change
Total passengers 735,626 697,512 5.5% 8,857,944 8,609,008 2.9%
Enplaned 365,639 344,588 6.1% 4,417,599 4,287,955 3.0%
Deplaned 369,987 352,924 4.8% 4,440,345 4,321,053 2.8%
Air Cargo Tons1 1,487 1,393 6.7% 17,366 15,569 11.5%
Total Aircraft Operations 19,139 18,593 2.9% 255,688 252,943 1.1%
General Aviation 12,135 11,791 2.9% 171,873 169,870 1.2%
Commercial 6,781 6,548 3.6% 80,691 79,658 1.3%
Commuter2 188 221 -14.9% 2,631 3,188 -17.5%
Military 35 33 6.1% 493 227 117.2%
1

All-Cargo Carriers: 1,293 tons
Passenger Carriers (incidental belly cargo): 194 tons

(Current cargo tonnage figures in this report are for November 2012)

2

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.

3

JWA Monthly Statistics were revised to correct the cargo levels for August 2012 and October 2012 resulting in changes in the year-to-date cargo numbers for the period August 2012 to December 2012.

JWA Monthly Statistics were revised to correct the cargo levels for December 2012.

 

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 approximately nine million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  More information can be found at www.ocair.com or at facebook.com/johnwayneairport or on twitter.com @johnwayneair.

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