John Wayne Airport’s “Waste Amnesty Event” received an Environmental Achievement Award honorable mention in the Environmental Improvement with Limited Resources category from the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA).
After years of extensive environmental planning and community outreach, the Orange County Board of Supervisors awarded long-term leases to two full-service Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) at John Wayne Airport; Clay Lacy Aviation, Inc. for the Northwest Full-Service FBO, and Aviation Consultants, Inc., doing business as ACI Jet, for the Northeast Full-Service FBO. Jay’s Aircraft Maintenance was awarded the limited-service FBO lease located on the Southwest parcel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Wayne Airport transformed a conference room on January 21, 2019 into a mini food pantry operated by the Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County to provide donated produce, canned goods, toiletries, diapers, bread, milk and eggs to the approximately 400 Transportation Security (TSA) agents and federal employees based at the Airport.
On October 1, John Wayne Airport introduced new pick-up areas for passengers using ride apps Lyft, Uber and Wingz. Read on to find out more.