JWA remains quieter than usual

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport (JWA) decreased in September 2020 as compared with September 2019. In September 2020, the airport served 274,813 passengers, a decrease of 68 percent when compared with the September 2019 passenger traffic count of 859,174. 

Commercial aircraft operations decreased 57.2 percent and commuter aircraft operations increased 9.9 percent when compared with September 2019 levels.

JWA remains American aircraft

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Total aircraft operations decreased in September 2020 as compared with the same month in 2019. In September 2020, there were 22,844 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a 12.9 percent decrease compared to 26,218 total aircraft operations in September 2019.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 83.9 percent of the total aircraft operations during September 2020, increased 4.8 percent when compared with September 2019.

The top three airlines in September 2020 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (96,587), American Airlines (59,820) and United Airlines (42,738).