John Wayne Airport Real Property Agent, Jessica Dixon, was recognized by the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) as the 2019 Concessions Person of the Year. As a Real Property Agent, Jessica increased several concessionaire’s revenues by 40 percent, and her role in planning, development, and public outreach for the Airport’s Concession Program has led to the most progressive concession redevelopment program in the Airport’s history.
John Wayne Airport (JWA) welcomed wounded veterans from throughout the United States for a weeklong event with Operation Surf in Huntington Beach. Fifteen active-duty veterans arrived at JWA on June 3 and were greeted by an ovation of volunteers from the Bob Hope USO at JWA, Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), California Highway Patrol (CHP), local law enforcement officers and JWA staff.
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza is opening soon at John Wayne Airport. Recognized as a leader in fast artisanal pizza, the chain will open this June adjacent to Javi’s in Terminal B/C. The 1,094 sq. ft. restaurant includes plenty of seating in the large food court area.
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.
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.