Airport Fun Facts

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:

  • JWA hosted 37 public tours for 931 guests.
  • If you want to get in a little exercise before your flight, it’s 1,299 steps from Gate 1 – 22.
  • Last year, Ruby’s Diner sold 22,002 cheeseburgers.
  • The Bob Hope USO at JWA served 7,375 service members.
  • 31,000 pounds of unwanted food was donated to local food pantries.
  • JWA receives $ZERO general fund tax revenue (it is self-supporting) and it costs zero dollars for wi-fi (it’s FREE).
  • In 2018, there were 222,270 general aviation (private, non-commercial) operations, which represented 70.2% of the total number of Airport operations.
  • We fly non-stop to 23 destinations, and the longest flight is 2,433 miles to Newark, New Jersey.
  • It takes 5,800 badged employees, including Airport staff, retail & restaurant staff, Fire, Sheriff’s, TSA, Airline, parking and contractors to provide a superior guest experience at JWA.
  • JWA has 30,282 Facebook and 10,700 Twitter followers, and 1,012,721 people visited our website in 2018.
%d bloggers like this: