Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE) 71st Annual Summer Conference

Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel was the welcoming presenter at the 71st annual Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE) Summer Conference. Hosted by John Wayne Airport (JWA), the conference was held at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa this past July. There were approximately 225 attendees, including …

Albuquerque and Detroit – Two New Nonstop Destinations

John Wayne Airport (JWA) is excited to announce two new nonstop destinations from Orange County. Alaska Airlines began new nonstop service to Albuquerque, New Mexico, on August 18 and Delta Air Lines began new nonstop service to Detroit, Michigan, on September 10. JWA and Alaska Airlines staff greeted guests arriving on the inaugural flight from …

John Wayne Airport Introduces Upgraded 3D Flight Tracking Tool

John Wayne Airport (JWA) is pleased to announce the recent upgrade of its web-based Flight Track Viewer, powered by VOLANS. JWA’s Flight Track Viewer, developed by BridgeNet International and originally launched in January 2015, is a 3D software application with a user-friendly interface making it easy for the public to view aircraft flight tracks originating …

John Wayne Airport Annual Student Art Contest Calls for Artists in Grades K–12

John Wayne Airport’s (JWA) 28th annual Student Art Contest, themed “Flying in the Future,” is now underway. The contest theme changes each year and is selected by sponsors of the International Aviation Art Contest. All students in grades kindergarten through 12 attending Orange County public and private schools, including home-schooled students, are encouraged to submit their artwork. …

JWA’S Green Team Takes Action

  Efforts to promote sustainability throughout the Airport are increasing through a variety of green programs. In November 2016, John Wayne Airport (JWA) conducted a Waste Characterization Study (WCS) to collect data on JWA’s solid waste management program and identify opportunities for improvement. The objectives of the study included: Understanding the composition and amount of …