Stormwater Protection Programs at JWA

Have you ever thought about where rainwater travels? Are you aware that water from a rainstorm can pick up contamination from rooftops, roads and trash, and these contaminants may enter our water system? The John Wayne Airport (JWA) Green Team frequently reviews practices and management methods with the goal of reducing the Airport’s environmental footprint, …

Travel + Leisure Award

In July 2017, John Wayne Airport was a winner in Travel + Leisure® “World’s Best Awards™” – voted #4 on the list of “The 10 Best Domestic Airports.” Airports were rated on access, check-in and security, restaurants and bars, shopping and design. Next time you fly, check out why JWA was named one of the best!

John Wayne Airport Ranked Best Large Airport in J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Study

John Wayne Airport, owned and operated by the County of Orange, has received the J.D. Power Award for Best Large Airport in the 2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study. “The County of Orange Board of Supervisors is very proud of John Wayne Airport and the great customer service provided to both our residents and our …

John Wayne Airport receives J.D. Power Award

On September 21, J.D. Power announced that John Wayne Airport was selected as the recipient of the Best Large Airport Award in the 2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study. Now in its 12th year, the study is based on responses from 34,695 North American travelers. The 2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study measures overall traveler satisfaction …

Roadway Banners Highlight 12 of OC’s Stunning Parks

Many guests that travel through John Wayne Airport (JWA) aren’t aware of the extensive parks local to Orange County, offering stunning views of coastal canyons, grasslands and mountain vistas. In partnership, JWA and OC Parks worked to create roadway banners to provide a glimpse into the OC Parks landscape and encourage residents and guests of Orange County …

Terminals A and B Improvements Project at JWA

In early 2016, the County initiated the Terminals A and B Improvements Project - a phased, three-year endeavor with numerous safety, code compliance, comfort, convenience and aesthetic improvements to the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. Our most recent completed improvements include: New Nursing Mother’s Lounge Mothers traveling through John Wayne Airport have access to a new …

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. …