John Wayne Airport travelers and guests enjoyed the sounds of the season as Orange County high school musical groups brought 16 live holiday musical performances to the Thomas F. Riley Terminal from December 9 to 16, 2022. All performances took place in Baggage Claim located on the Arrival (lower) Level of Terminals A, B, and …
Complimentary Gift Wrap
If you find yourself with a last minute gift purchase and need it wrapped – we’re here for you! John Wayne Airport is offering complimentary gift wrap. Just stop by the gift wrap table located across from Ruby’s Diner, in Terminal A. We will have wrapping paper, boxes, bows, bags, and tissue for most size …
Festive Décor Brings Holiday Cheer to Guests
The sights and sounds of the holiday season are in full swing at John Wayne Airport! Festive seasonal décor adorns the Thomas F. Riley Terminal, bringing holiday cheer and greeting visitors and guests alike. Two new selfie stations were added to the holiday décor this year, including a vibrant outdoor wreath on the lower level, …
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More Merry Moments at John Wayne Airport!
Merry Moments is back for another year! Guests traveling through John Wayne Airport December 12 -23, will be greeted with seasonal surprises and delights, bringing holiday cheer to everyone. The spin and win wheel will travel throughout the Terminal, and guests will be encouraged to take a spin to win special gifts donated from Airport …
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Fly Like A Girl
Air Force Captain Melanie Valentin, a T-38C instructor pilot, presented a morale patch to the Bob Hope USO at John Wayne Airport Tuesday, October 25th. The patch depicts a female aviator in a helmet and mask with the slogan, “Fly like a Girl”. Valentin was inspired to create the patch to represent women in the …
Helping Hands Airport Journey Video – Now Playing!
John Wayne Airport has produced a new travel rehearsal video highlighting the benefits of the Airport’s Helping Hands program. The “Helping Hands Journey” video shares the sights, sounds and steps of travel one might experience when navigating through the Airport.
Making Miles of Wishes Come True!
Throughout the month of August, John Wayne Airport partnered with Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire to help grant wishes for local children battling critical illnesses. The “Trips that Transform” campaign accepts donations of unused, low balance, or soon-to-expire airline miles for American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United Airlines.
John Wayne Airport Enjoys Tustin Tiller Days
For the first time, JWA sponsored and participated in the 65th Annual Tustin Tiller Days, a three-day community event with an estimated attendance of 50,000 people. The event pays homage to Tustin’s agricultural roots.
John Wayne Airport Ranked Among Nation’s Best
John Wayne Airport ranked #2 among large airports in North America by J.D. Power's 2022 North America Airport Satisfaction Study, continuing its record of top rankings since it was elevated to the large airport category in 2017. The Airport ranked #1 among large airports in 2017 and 2018, and placed second in 2019 and 2020.
Gotta Catch Em’ All
John Wayne Airport Celebrates the one year anniversary of AirPAWS volunteer trading cards. They first debuted in September 2021 as a way to promote the four-legged ambassadors throughout the Terminal. Each of the fifteen animal ambassadors has a trading card with their photo, name, and fun fact. AirPAWS human handlers are thrilled to share the …