John Wayne Airport (JWA) is pleased to have received a 2019 Excellence in Public Information & Communications (EPIC) Award of Distinction for our “Helping Hands” program launch event from the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO). The EPIC Awards are presented annually by CAPIO to honor outstanding public agency information and communications programs.
In 1989, the John Wayne Airport Tour Program started for those interested in learning more about the Airport and its history. John Wayne Airport invited The Ninety-Nines, Inc., the International Organization of Women Pilots, founded in 1929, specifically the Orange County Chapter, to be part of their inaugural tour guide program. This was quite a privilege and long-time member and pilot Eleanor Todd was among the first to jump in and help. In the long run, she created a great partnership with the Airport.
As you travel around the country this summer, check to see if the airport has an official North American Airports Collectors Series™ trading card – including John Wayne Airport. JWA recently released its 2nd trading card, which includes information about key events in the Airport’s history.
With a record number of passengers expected at airports during the busy summer travel season, now through Labor Day, John Wayne Airport encourages travelers to plan accordingly to avoid delays and enjoy stress-free holiday travel.
April is Autism Awareness Month, and the goal is to provide education, bring consciousness and acceptance, to inspire others to be more inclusive in supporting the Autism community and to celebrate our differences.
John Wayne Airport has completed the Terminals A and B Improvements Project 16 weeks ahead of schedule and more than $1.08 million under budget. The phased endeavor included numerous safety, code compliance, comfort, convenience and aesthetic improvements.
John Wayne Airport is proud to be a Community Partner and “Official Airport” for the 2019 Hoag Classic, one of the most prestigious events on the PGA TOUR Champions. The Hoag Classic tees off at the Newport Beach Country Club March 6-10, 2019 and hosts the finest field of professional golfers, including Vijay Singh who won last year, Fred Couples, John Daly and Tom Kite.
At John Wayne Airport, we strive to make traveling as enjoyable as possible by offering convenient access to a wide variety of amenities, retail spaces and more than 20 dining options. Our commitment to a superior guest experience never ends and that’s why we’re always looking at new ways to improve the Airport on your behalf.
Sure, you probably already know that John Wayne Airport serves 10.6 million passengers annually, but did you know that 17,753 tons of cargo was shipped in 2018? Here are a few other fun facts from 2018 you can use to impress your friends and colleagues.
Travelers heading to John Wayne Airport can now easily preorder a meal or snack from select locations throughout the Terminal. Orders can be placed through the free mobile app “Host2Coast”, paid for and scheduled for pick-up up to 4 hours in advance of arrival at the Airport.