Learn to Fly – Orange County 99s

The Orange County Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots in conjunction with two of John Wayne Airport's premiere flight schools, Sunrise Aviation and Orange County Flight Center, sponsored their fourth Why I Want to Learn to Fly Essay Contest.

Aviation Legacy – Eleanor Todd

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.

Collect All 38 Airport Trading Cards

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.

JWA Recognizes Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and the goal is to provide education, bring consciousness and acceptance, to inspire others to be more inclusive in supporting the Autism community and to celebrate our differences.

Improvement Project Completed!

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.

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 2017 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the release of the John Wayne Airport 2017 Annual Report. At John Wayne Airport (JWA) we have a relentless focus on providing excellent financial stewardship, adhering to strict regulations in consideration of the local community and implementing continuous improvement for our guests.  JWA is the only commercial airport in Orange …