News Releases

July 30, 2008


SANTA ANA, Calif. - The Orange County Board of Supervisors has approved an increase in parking rates at John Wayne Airport (JWA) effective Friday, August 1, 2008.

The new rates are as follows:

  • Terminal Parking Structures A1, A2, B1, B2:   $2/hour and $20/day (up from $1/hour and $17/day)
  • Parking Lot C:  $2/hour and $17/day (Parking Lot C opens August 1 and will serve as a temporary parking lot through the construction of the Airport Improvement Program.)
  • Main Street (remote parking): $2.00/hour and $14/day (up from $1/hour and $12/day)

Hourly parking rates at the Airport have remained unchanged for eighteen years.  Daily rates were increased in 2002 to help fund security improvements in the wake of September 11.  Revenues generated by the parking rate increase are a key component of the Airport Improvement Program financing plan approved by the Board of Supervisors in December 2005.

"The new parking rates are competitive with those charged at other California airports," said Airport Director Alan L. Murphy.  "We think we’ve found a good balance between competitive parking rates and the revenue necessary to support the construction of much-needed facilities for our passengers."

The County of Orange currently owns and operates four parking structures at JWA and one remote parking lot for a total of approximately 8,400 parking spaces. As part of the Airport Improvement Program, the County plans to deconstruct the B1 Parking Structure beginning in September 2008 to make room for the new Terminal C.   To replace the parking spaces lost due to the deconstruction project, a new temporary Parking Lot C will open August 1, 2008 with about 900 parking spaces. Eventually, a new Parking Structure C will be built, concurrently with Terminal C and will offer approximately 2,000 parking spaces.

For more information about parking at JWA, log on to or call 949.252.5200.


John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a self-supporting enterprise, owned and operated by the County of Orange, and serves nearly ten million passengers annually.