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Data compares John Wayne Airport to San Diego's Lindbergh Field.

John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Lindbergh Field  (SAN) (1)
Land area (acres)      501
Number of runways 2  runways (1 for commercial)
5,700-foot main runway, extendable to 6,800  feet on-site to the north. (See blue extension on FAA layout below) Also extendable to the south if permitted.
   1  runway
   9,400 feet 
Night curfew
Yes (2)
Yes, partial (3)
Limit on passengers 
10.3 million annual passengers, increasing to 10.8,  limited by negotiated agreement between OC and Newport Beach
Limited to physical capacity of 18.7-26.3 MAP unless land and a second runway is added.
Passengers, 2006      9.6 million   17.5 million 
Cargo, 2006      26 thousand tons   166 thousand tons 
Total operations, 2006      347,194 including General Aviation
  220,839 including General Aviation
Passengers per operation by air carriers and air taxis  2006
General aviation operations, 2006
Physical expansion plans Has 14 boarding bridges and 5 ground level loading gates. A 300,000 square foot third terminal in the works will bring the total bridges to 20.
Has 41 air carrier bridges plus 4 commuter gates. Proposed to add 10 gates. 
County population, 2000      2,859,200      2,911,500
Layout (not to scale)

(1)  Data from http://www.san.org

(2)  Departures are limited to between 7 AM and 10 PM,  Monday-Saturday and 8 AM to 10 PM on Sundays. Arrivals are allowed until 11 PM, Monday-Sunday.

(3) Stage 3 aircraft departures between 6:30 AM. and 11:30 PM.  Lifeguard or emergency flights are permitted as needed, and arrivals are allowed 24 hours a day.

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This page last updated on August 8, 2007