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 …

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 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 …

Zero Emissions Vehicle Project Wins Engineering Award

In April 2022, the American Society of Civil Engineers Orange County Branch (ASCE OC) presented John Wayne Airport (JWA) with the 2021 ASCE OC Outstanding Airports and Ports Project award for the Zero Emissions Vehicle Shuttle Buses and Charger Infrastructure Project. The multi-year project represents a pioneering effort in the evolution to the next generation …

Calling all Orange County-related Visual Artists!

Exhibition display cases are located pre-security in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal John Wayne Airport (JWA) invites local artists to apply for solo-style exhibition slots in the JWA Community Focus Space (CFS) program’s monthly exhibition calendar with exhibition slots opening Mid-March 2023. Join the many talented artists who have showcased their artwork to elevate the …