A Year Dedicated to Our Guests and Community

There is no question that we strive every day to deliver a superior guest experience, with a wide variety of services, from high-speed Wi-Fi, and gate delivered meals, among many others. In addition, we are equally as committed to being a good neighbor, which shows in our business, our environmental efforts, and our social responsibility.

“Helping Hands” Receives National Award

The National Association of Counties (NACo) presented John Wayne Airport with an Achievement Award for Best in Category – Human Services for the Airport’s “Helping Hands” program. The program provides individualized assistance, easing the stress associated with airport travel for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other hidden disabilities.

John Wayne Airport Tees Off for Round Two at Hoag Classic

John Wayne Airport is proud to be a Community Partner for the 25th Annual Hoag Classic and ‘Official Airport’ for tournament players, guests, and attendees for the second consecutive year. As one of the most prestigious and philanthropic events on the PGA Tour Champions, the tournament tees off for exciting golf action at the Newport Beach Country Club on March 4-8, 2020.

Art and Fashion Exhibit Opens at Airport

Known as a pioneer of the British and international fashion scene since the late 60s, Dame Zandra Rhodes brings her theatrical sense of style and design to John Wayne Airport in a new ‘The Art of Opera’ display. The exhibit showcases her vibrant and textile-inspired set and costume designs for two operas, AÏDA, and The Pearl Fishers. Ticketed passengers can view the exhibit through June 2020.

Merry Moments Bring Holiday Cheer

Guests traveling through John Wayne Airport in December were greeted with seasonal surprises and delights through an interactive and engaging “Merry Moments” campaign designed to promote existing and future Airport tenants, add seasonal ambiance, and bring holiday cheer to travelers.

John Wayne Airport Issues Call for Artists

Calling all Orange County-related visual artists! 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 December 17, 2020. Join the many talented artists who have showcased their artwork to elevate the overall Airport guest experience.

Granting Wishes One Air Mile at a Time

The ‘Trips that Transform’ campaign takes flight during August at John Wayne Airport through a partnership with Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire to help grant wishes for local children battling critical illnesses through the donation of unused, low balance or soon-to-expire airlines miles for American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, or United Airlines.

Tickle the Ivories

John Wayne Airport has launched Play Me! Piano in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. Airport guests now have the opportunity to pass the time, relax before a flight, and impress their fellow travelers as they sit down at the Avant Grand piano located post-security on the upper level between Terminals A and B.

Travelers Urged to Plan Ahead

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.